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KENYA | Miguna drugged and deported from Nairobi to Dubai

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Kenyan Lawyer Miguna Miguna, arrived in Dubai on Thrusday morning, after being kicked out of his home country of Kenya, having returned to that country on Monday and denied entry by the government.

Having arrived in Dubai, Miguna has refused to leave the international airport. He  said he was "drugged, assaulted and dragged" before being forced to leave the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Wednesday night.

Miguna was kicked out of Kenya on Wednesday night in the face of three high court orders demanding that he be allowed in the country by the government.

In a message sent early Thursday morning, Minuga said " I woke up in Dubai and the despots are here insisting that I must travel to London. I am sick, I need medical treatment A Mr. Njihia is threatening me. I need urgent help here. I want to take a flight only to Nairobi. Nowhere else. Disseminate it elsewhere."

"I'm sick. My ribs and body are hurting all over. This is a travesty of justice."

He was first deported to Canada on February 8 for stamping documents during Nasa leader Raila Odinga's self-inauguration as the People's President after the disputed August 8 and October 26, 2017 elections.

Minuga returned to Kenya on Monday but was held at the airport. He said he was detained in a filthy toilet and was denied access to his lawyers, food or water.

He was deported to Dubaii despite a court order requiring that he be released and produced in court on Thursday.

In a video posted by Kenyan Member of Parliament Moses Kuria who boarded the same flight with Minuga, the lawyer is seen arguing with a security officer telling him to kill him if he wants.

"Do whatever you want to do. Kill me if you want. I dont fear death...so do whatever you want," Minuga is heard to say while sitting at the arrival bay with his luggage.

The airport security officer is heard offering a wheel chair to take Minuga to the security office but he refuses. "Idon't want, you dont respect human rights , Minuga is heard saying.

In Nairobi, his laywers said Minuga was sedated and forced to the Dubai bound EK722 flight.

Earlier Wednesday, High Court Judge George Odunga had ordered Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, Immigration chief Gordon  Kihalang'wa, and police chief joseph Boinnet to release Minuga from his detention at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. However, they defied the order.

Miguna proclaimed himself the General of the National Resistance Movement, a group under Nasa that the government declared criminal.

In a shocking turn of events on March 9, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila decided to work together for the sake of peace, national healing and unity. This left the National Super Alliance in limbo.

Miguna returned to Kenya on Monday but he was held at the airport after refusing to apply for a Visa. He said he was detained in a filthy toilet and that he was denied access to his lawyers, food and water.

Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i and IG Joseph Boinnet could get jailed for holding him.

"The three are hereby convicted accordingly, and should appear before this court tomorrow at 10am, Justice Odunga ruled.

Judge Odunga criticised the three officians for  disobeying the court's order with impugnity.

There are indications that none of the three will appear before to court for sentencing as ordered.

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