Kenyan online community applaud reinstatement of Miguna’s citizenship
The news of controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna being awarded Sh7million for damages he incurred during his deportation to Canada has been received with cheer from Kenyans on Twitter.
Justice Chacha Mwita ruling on Friday, said that Dr Miguna’s deportation was unlawful and in violation of the Constitution.
In addition, concerning Miguna’s passport, the judge said that its cancellation and the declaration that he was a prohibited immigrant was unconstitutional.
Kenyans on Twitter as usual had something to say with most of them applauding the ruling, which they termed as an early Christmas gift to Dr Miguna.
“Justice Chacha Mwita rules that Miguna is Kenyan. His rights were infringed and so he is a Kenyan citizen by birth. Damages Kshs 7 million. Viva Dr Miguna Miguna,” tweeted Wafula Kerre.
“Miguna Miguna had gone for a paid vacation,” said arnoldomutiti.
“The landmark decision of allowing Miguna Miguna back and awarding him 7m in damages is welcome and serves as a wake up call to oppressive state actors. In hindsight, it is gonna put the courts at collision paths with the state? Who awaits implementation of this ruling like I do?” asked Thaddaeus Oroo.
“So High Court Justice Chacha Mwita gives an early Christmas of Sh7million to Miguna Miguna,” wrote Jemo-kin.
“This is a fact long overdue. Patriots & comrades knew all along that Miguna Miguna was a Kenyan citizen by birth. Thank you Justice Chacha Mwita for affirming it. Triumphant day for the Rule Of Law. Now,” commented Joe Mwangi.