NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 7 – Self-styled National Resistance Movement-Kenya General Miguna Miguna has assured his supporters of his determination to return to Kenya despite being barred from leaving TXL airport in Berlin, Germany after a red alert was issued prohibiting him from boarding his flight to Kenya.
In a Twitter thread, Miguna said he has been forced to camp at the European city airport after he was locked out of a Lufthansa flight he had been scheduled to fly home in.
The Canada based lawyer said German authorities have been instructed not to allow him to board his flight to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) or any other African country.
His flight was set to depart from Germany city at 11.20 and arrive at the JKIA, Nairobi, on Tuesday at 9:25 p.m.
“I’m exploring all my options. I’ll communicate when and how I will travel to Kenya later today or tomorrow. Meanwhile, I urge all my supporters, freedom fighters and genuine human rights defenders to remain focused and unbowed. Mobilize for a huge homecoming to shame the despots.”
“I’m still at the TXL airport in Berlin. Lufthansa has stated that it is ready to transport me to Kenya when the RED ALERT has been formally cancelled or withdrawn by the illegitimate Government of Kenya. But as of now, despite lies peddled via social media and press statements, the RED ALERT has not been cancelled,” the post on Twitter reads.
Lufthansa says the Government of Kenya must send an official communication to Lufthansa at Frankfurt office before Miguna can be allowed to fly to Kenya or any other African country.
“….the Kenyan authorities require airlines to send passenger data to them in advance before every flight departs to Kenya. In the case of this passenger, they requested that Lufthansa deny boarding. However, we are trying help him in whatever way we can,” read a st
The Kenyan Authorities require airlines to send passenger data to them in advance before every flight departs to Kenya. In the case of this passenger, they requested that Lufthansa deny boarding. However, we are trying to help him in whatever way we can. /John
— Lufthansa (@lufthansa) January 7, 2020
Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna assured Miguna that the state would not interfere with his return to his motherland.
Oguna stated that the Foreign Affairs Ministry ‘will deal with the red alert’.
Miguna was deported to Canada on February 7, 2018 after he was arrested for conducting a public swearing-in of ODM Leader Raila Odinga as the People’s President of the Republic of Kenya.
Police further charged him with being a member of NRM, which the government had gazetted as a proscribed organisation.