Outgoing Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is not sitting pretty after exiled Kenyan Lawyer and activist Miguna Miguna turned his wrath on him and his PS, Karanja Kibicho.
In a statement he shared on Wednesday, September 21, the exiled lawyer revealed that he was determined to recover up to Ksh7 million from the Interior CS and his PS Karanja Kibicho after he was awarded the damages by the Kenyan Court.
The courts had awarded Miguna the damages following his forceful deportation. Now, with signs he will be back home under the new Ruto administration, Miguna has directed the two state officers to contact his lawyer over the payments and gave them an ultimatum.
“To Fred Matiang’i, Karanja Kibicho and Major General Gordon Kihalangwa: You are hereby directed to contact my advocate, Adrian Kamotho Njenga, and sort out the damages and costs the High Court and Court of Appeal awarded me in the various cases I won since 2018. Do so promptly before I land,” announced Miguna.
He also advocated for Red Alerts to be issued against Matiang’i and Kibicho claiming that the two had committed crimes against Kenyans.
“Whatever goes around comes around. The mafia like Fred Matiang’i, Kibicho and Kihalangwa issued red alerts against me for more than 4 years, Now is their turn to contend with red alerts for crimes they committed against Kenyans,” he maintained.
The lawyer was awarded the cash in damages for the countless times the government officials disregarded orders issued to facilitate the activist’s his return back to Kenya. Shortly after he received his passport allowing him to return, Lawyer Nelson Havi kicked off a drive aimed at ensuring that the funds are paid to him in full.
“Another big score for the rule of law. The decree for the payment of damages of Ksh7 million by Matiangi, Gordon Kihalangwa, and George Kinoti jointly and severally should now be enforced against the three,” Havi stated.
In June, Miguna sued Matiang’i and Kibicho in Canada seeking Ksh1.7 billion in compensation for damages caused during his deportation to Canada, claiming that his deportation in 2018 had damaged his reputation and business.
“The Plaintiff claims from the Defendants, jointly and severally general damages for malicious prosecution, unlawful detention, torture, assault and battery in the sum of Ksh1.1 billion and general damages for libel, defamation and slander in the sum of Ksh587,050,000,” read the court documents in part.
Miguna Miguna explained that the cost would cater for damages of unlawful detention, assault, and defamation among other damages during and after his forceful deportation.