Former Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga has announced that he will be heading to Toronto, Canada to accompany controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna on his way back to Kenya.
On February 2, 2018, Miguna was deported to Canada on accusations of being a foreigner in the country.
“After careful reflection and following broad consultations with lawyers, human rights and justice defenders, progressive politicians, and Mr Miguna himself, I have decided to travel to Toronto, Canada, to accompany Mr Miguna on his flight back to his motherland on 16 November 2021, ” Mutunga said.
Mutunga has called on all willing Kenyan based Journalists to accompany him on his journey. ” I am also seeking out Kenyan journalists who will accompany me on this historic journey.”
Mutunga has said that he has two main reasons as to why he has decided to take on such actions considering the available red flags on the matter.
“The first is because of the continued, flagrant and reprehensible defiance of the Government of Kenya, its agencies and senior officials, against the numerous valid court orders in favour of Mr Miguna,” Mutunga explained.
“The second reason why I have decided to undertake this journey is to support and defend the independence of our judiciary, its authority, and the people’s confidence in it,” he added.
Miguna Miguna’s attempts to make his way back to the country have meet the wall with the last one being on March 26, 2018 when the Government of Kenya allegedly blocked his entry into the country.
The Kenyan Government has already been slapped with Ksh 7.2million fine for destroying Miguna’s house in Nairobi.
It is now 1,355 days – 3 years, 8 months and 17 days – since Mr Miguna was forced into exile by the Government of Kenya.