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Kenyan minister, police chief found in contempt; opposition politician deported

Kenyan minister, police chief found in contempt; opposition politician deported

However, when Miguna arrived on Monday (Tuesday NZT) at Nairobi's worldwide airport plainclothes officers tried to hustle him onto an outbound plane, witnesses said.

Tweeting from what he called "Toilet at Terminal 2", a Kenyan opposition politician said Wednesday he was still detained in the "filthy" facilities at the country's main airport after he refused an attempt to deport him amid lingering election tensions.

Kenya's High Court on February 26 ruled that "Miguna should be issued travel documents and he should be allowed back to Kenya on a day he chooses and to remain within the country until his petition is heard and determined". Where is my passport?

"They want to remove me by force and put me in a plane, purportedly that I am an undocumented person so I am not going".

KOT saw the humorous side of the whole scene and has been sharing hilarious posts on the hashtag #MigunaChallenge.

The court also ordered the government-funded Kenya National Commission on Human Rights oversee Miguna's return, said Sen.

Efforts by his lawyers to see him at the airport on Tuesday morning were unsuccessful as security officers denied them entry. Now, for days, opposition politician Miguna Miguna says, he's been "detained inside a tiny and filthy toilet" in an airport.

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Miguna Miguna had been deported to Canada as part of a government crackdown on opposition politicians who participated in the mock January 30 inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga as a protest of President Uhuru Kenyatta's disputed re-election.

The rights official said that up to 100 police officers beat up journalists and opposition supporters during the confrontation.

It was unclear if the dispute would have any impact on an agreement announced this month between opposition leader Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Mucheke said the flight left without Miguna after the politician caused a commotion.

Odinga had argued that Kenyatta lacked legitimacy because his initial August 8 re-election victory was nullified by the Supreme Court over "irregularities and illegalities". Odinga boycotted the second election, citing lack of electoral reforms. But in a surprise move two weeks ago, Odinga and Kenyatta met publicly and shook hands, saying they had started a new initiative to heal the country.

The rival politicians vowed to unify the country after elections previous year in which about 100 people were killed, majority in clashes between opposition supporters and security forces.


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