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Kenyan opposition politician detained in airport toilet

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.

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.

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.

 

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 figure Raila Odinga to protest President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election. (Reuters)

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