Kenya deports Miguna Miguna over Odinga 'swearing-in'

BY: The BBC
Miguna Miguna (L) played a key role in the
Miguna Miguna (L) played a key role in the "inauguration" of Raila Odinga (R)

Kenya has deported opposition supporter and lawyer, Miguna Miguna, following his role in the unofficial swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as "the people's president".

Mr Miguna has boarded a flight to take him to Canada, where he is a citizen.

His departure came after he was charged with treason-related offences.

Kenya's Chief Justice David Maraga has criticised the government for not following court orders to release Mr Miguna on bail.

"Compliance with court orders is not optional, but a constitutional obligation," Mr Maraga said in an unprecedented statement.

The government had earlier ignored court demands to lift a suspension on Kenyan TV channels, which it took off-air ahead of Mr Odinga's "inauguration."



Credit: The BBC