Kenya deports opposition politician who attended oath event

2018-02-07 12:00
Raila Odinga (File: AFP)

Raila Odinga (File: AFP)

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Nairobi - Lawyers and human rights officials say a Kenyan politician who had been arrested for witnessing the "inauguration" of opposition leader Raila Odinga has been deported.

Interior Ministry spokesperson Mwenda Njoka said on Wednesday that Miguna Miguna renounced his Kenyan citizenship years back, becoming a Canadian citizen, and had never reclaimed Kenyan citizenship.

Rights activists and opposition supporters have demanded the freedom of Miguna, who had been in detention despite court orders on Friday and Monday for his release. Police said they charged Miguna in a court outside the capital, Nairobi.

Kenya's government considers Odinga's mock inauguration as the "people's president" to be treason.

Read more on:    raila odinga  |  kenya  |  east africa
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