Director of Immigration Department Gordon Kihalangwa has said that his department denied any knowledge of Court orders which directed the release of self-proclaimed National Resistance Movement (NRM) General Miguna Miguna before they went ahead to deport him.
Mr Kihalangwa on Friday further said he followed the Constitution while deporting NRM’s Miguna Miguna three days ago.
“We were not aware of the orders of this Honourable Court as none had been served on the Department.
“Moreover, if any orders had been brought to the attention of the Department, we would have complied,” he stated.
His sentiments were echoed by Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet who denied disobeying court orders.
“I did not disobey the order of this court. At the time I received the information that the DCI and I were required to be present before the court, I was already scheduled to attend a meeting,” he said.
While defending the controversial deportation of the fiery lawyer, Kihalangwa said he cannot be faulted because he was not aware of any court orders since he was not a party to the case before Justice Luka Kimaru.
“The action taken against the applicant was guided by the Constitution, the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act and several High Court decisions on similar matters,” said the Major –General in a sworn affidavit demanded by Justice Kimaru.
Kihalangwa said Miguna was re-arrested within the precincts of Inland Container depot in Embakasi on Wednesday evening. He was then taken to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for deportation after he was declared a prohibited immigrant by Interior Cs Fred Matiang’i.
The self-professed National Resistance Movement general was allegedly under investigations after it emerged he illegally obtained his Kenyan passport.
Here is part of the affidavit: