After almost five years since his exile, controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna has been handed his Kenyan passport.
This, he revealed on his Twitter account noting that it was made possible by President William Ruto who had previously promised to facilitate his homecoming.
He says he is now waiting for the government to lift the red alerts issued against him which had been barring his return despite several attempts.
“1687 days after Uhuru Kenyatta, @RailaOdinga, Fred Matiang'i, @Karanjakibicho and @GKihalangwa CONSPIRED to illegally SEIZE and DESTROYED my Kenyan Passport, President @WilliamsRuto has had a new one DELIVERED to me. Waiting for the LIFTING of RED ALERTS,” Miguna wrote on Twitter.
He claims, he was not required to sign any documents as previously ordered for him to acquire the travel document.
“I didn't have to sign the silly forms they were speaking about.”
This follows his bold statement that Ruto would ensure he is allowed back into the country.
Miguna Miguna had been deported to Canada where he is also a citizen following his role in the unofficial swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as "the people's president" back in 2018.
In April this year while appearing for a media interview former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i indicated that Miguna was required to fill out a one-page document to re-register for Kenya citizenship.
Matinang'i said that was the only way the lawyer would secure his travel back according to the new constitution.
"You have to fill a piece of paper so that you regain your Kenyan passport or citizenship. There's a judgment by the court on this matter which prescribed clearly how you regain your citizenship," Matiang'i stated.
"There are court rulings in place by the high court on how you regain citizenship after you lost citizenship in the old constitution. Because in the old constitution you were not allowed to have dual citizenship.”