Kenyan opposition politician detained in airport toilet

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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