Kenyan opposition politician detained in airport toilet

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Miguna Miguna detained in toilet
Miguna Miguna detained in toilet

A Kenyan opposition politician Miguna Miguna has cried out over his continued detention in a toilet at the country’s main airport for refusing deportation.

Miguna had on Wednesday morning posted a statement on social media saying he remained “detained inside a tiny and filthy toilet” in a terminal at Nairobi’s international airport.

Raila Odinga takes oath of office as opposition president with Miguna standing beside him
Raila Odinga takes oath of office as opposition president with Miguna standing beside him

James Orengo, lawyer for Miguna, said on Wednesday that authorities were in contempt after the High Court on Tuesday ordered his immediate release and a court appearance Wednesday morning.

Miguna Miguna being dragged to the airport toilet
Miguna Miguna being dragged to the airport toilet

The court ordered that his Kenyan passport be restored and that he be allowed to return.

Miguna was deported to Canada last month in a crackdown on politicians who attended the mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga to protest President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election.


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