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Miguna arrives in Toronto on Canadian passport for medical care

Deported lawyer Miguna Miguna finally arrived in Toronto, Canada, yesterday, after spending four days at the Dubai International Airport.

Lawyer Nelson Havi said Miguna travelled to Canada on his own volition and with assistance of the Canadian consulate in the UAE. He left for Canada to seek medical examination, Havi said.

“He will undergo toxicology tests and treatment for the chemicals used to sedate and poison him. He will return thereafter,” he said.

Havi said Miguna would have returned to Kenya if it were not for his health. “Bearing in mind his health, it was quickly decided by family members that he takes a flight to Canada,” he said.   

The self-styled National Resistance Movement ‘General’ had earlier maintained he had no travel document with him, insisting he would only board a Nairobi-bound flight.

The Star established that Miguna’s Canadian passport was being held in Nairobi by two of his lawyers, despite the fiery activist claiming he had lost the travel document at JKIA, Nairobi.

The United Arab Emirates had by Friday given Miguna 48 hours to produce his Canadian passport for stamping by immigration officials, or be jailed in Dubai.

The Canadian High Commission in the UAE and Miguna are said to have been informed about the drastic step.

Yesterday, the embattled opposition activist left the airport aboard Air Canada 57-ACA57 flight, a few minutes to Sunday midnight after he presented his Canadian passport.

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