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Matiang’i escalates war with Judiciary, says Miguna orders not served

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has asked the Attorney General to file a complaint with the Judicial Service Commission against various judges.

Matiang’i told MPs on Tuesday that this is because the courts condemned them unheard in the saga surrounding lawyer Miguna Miguna.

“We have gone to the Court of Appeal on the matter and even sought the Attorney General”s direction on how the judicial officers conducted themselves,” the CS said.

“When the judge wanted us to appear in court in person, we were attending a GSU pass-out parade and did not even have our phones. We were condemned unheard and on the basis of lies.”

He added: “I have not been served with any court order. I am not aware that there have been attempts to serve me, or any of these officers, with court orders.”

Appearing before the National Assembly Committee on Security, the CS further explained that the government could not smuggle Miguna into the country.

Miguna was not deported but removed from the air side of the airport as required by law and international treaties, he noted.

“I never signed any deportation orders. He was not in Kenya, he was a passenger on transit who never presented his credentials. He was sent back to his last port of call which was Dubai.”

Noting their actions were guided by the law, as their responsibility is to implement it, the Minister asked Parliament to help the Executive uphold these laws.

Matiang’i told the MPs that they were determined to take as little time as possible handling Miguna’s issue but that he made it difficult for the government to facilitate his re-entry.

Interior PS Karanja Kibicho and Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i

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