In a return bid styled as a grand attempt to jet back home, controversial Canadian barrister alleges that the state has barred him from boarding a Lufthansa flight in Germany.
Miguna Miguna, popularly identified as National Resistance Movement (NRM) General had amplified the visibility of his purported return to his motherland. Through intentional use of Twitter facilities, Miguna kept on reminding friends and foes of his inevitable comeback to his land of birth.
As a consequence, his large Twitter fan base backed up by a highly active Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) cohort picked cues and kept the debate on this return alive. As Monday afternoon, a substantial number of Kenyans had committed to print up t-shirts and prepare to welcome the ‘General’.
However, things took a surprising turn on Tuesday morning East African Time (EAT) when Miguna was allegedly barred from leaving Germany via a Lufthansa flight.
“I am at the Lufthansa Check-In and they are saying the Kenyan security has blocked me from entering Kenya,” Miguna said, after the Kenyan Immigration Department announced it would honour a court order to facilitate Miguna’s entry.
“In fact, the Kenya Government has demanded that Lufthansa must refund my fare. They have demanded that Lufthansa should not fly me into any other African country, either,” he said.
“Lufthansa flight manager is saying that the Government of Kenya must send official communication to Lufthansa at Frankfurt office before I can be allowed to fly to Kenya or any other African country.”
Kenyans are keenly following on such developments to formally deduce the government’s role in the matter.