The government Spokesperson, Col. (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna has said that the government is ready to facilitate the return of controversial lawyer, Dr. Miguna Miguna.
In a statement to news rooms on Wednesday, Oguna said that the matter of travel to Kenya by Dr. Miguna has drawn a lot of interest in the media and general public and the picture being painted is that the government is frustrating him.
“As the government we wish to clarify that following the incident at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in March 2018, Dr. Miguna was categorized as an unruly passenger in line with Annex 17 of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and recommended practices that allows prohibition of unruly passengers,” explained Oguna.
He continued… “Further, his unruly behavior was seen to have the potential of threatening category A1 status of JKIA which took the country a lot of effort and work to achieve. This category certifies that we put in place all the necessary safety and security measures in all our airports. This is a commitment that we have to jealously protect.”
Oguna said that the government is aware about the court ruling and is ready to comply. However, according to ICAO, a passenger must have valid travel documents.
“Dr. Miguna is free to present himself to any Kenyan mission to obtain his passport. It is, however, puzzling that Dr. Miguna has not made an effort to obtain his passport from any of the missions. Nevertheless, our missions abroad are ready and willing to assist him get his documents once he presents himself,” said Oguna.
By Joseph Ng’ang’a