In Summary
  • During the meeting at Continental House, Nairobi, Dr Matiang’i defended government’s handling for fiery lawyer’s case and the three-day drama that ensued at Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi.
  • He used the opportunity to give the government’s side of the story in the denial of entry, mistreatment and deportation of Dr Miguna, who was born in Kenya, has a Kenyan identity card and is a naturalised Canadian.
  • Dr Matiang’i and Mr Boinnet last week failed to appear before the High Court to explain circumstances behind the re-deportation of Dr Miguna despite the court finding them guilty of contempt and fining them Sh200,000 each.

National Assembly’s Committee on Security on Tuesday questioned Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, his principal secretaries and Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet over Dr Miguna Miguna’s saga.

During the meeting at Continental House, Nairobi, Dr Matiang’i defended government’s handling for fiery lawyer’s case and the three-day drama that ensued at Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi.

DEFENCE

He used the opportunity to give the government’s side of the story in the denial of entry, mistreatment and deportation of Dr Miguna, who was born in Kenya, has a Kenyan identity card and is a naturalised Canadian.

Dr Matiang’i and Mr Boinnet last week failed to appear before the High Court to explain circumstances behind the re-deportation of Dr Miguna despite the court finding them guilty of contempt and fining them Sh200,000 each.

On Tuesday, he said he had not been served any High Court orders and denied Dr Miguna was re-deported.

The lawyer, he told MPs, was simply “removed from the airside at JKIA, not deported as he was not in Kenya”.

Dr Matiang'i said he was not served any of the three High Court and claimed some judges, activist lawyers and civil societies were out to embarrass and intimidate government by through ex-parte orders.

Although he did not name any judge, lawyer or activist, the CS was categorical that courts were being misused to humiliate the executive.

TOILET

He told MPs he had appealed contempt ruling against him and filed complaints against judges who have been handling Dr Miguna’s cases.

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