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Miguna was unceremoniously deported from the country in 2018.

Exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna's return to Kenya is edging closer after receiving a new passport. 

Miguna Miguna's old passport was destroyed while he was being deported from the country via Dubai.

In an update on Tuesday, September 20, Miguna stated that he had received a new passport courtesy of President William Ruto. 

The exiled lawyer also added that he did not sign any forms and was now waiting for the red alerts to be lifted. 

"1687 days after Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga, Fred Matiang'i, Karanja Kibicho, and Gordon Kihalangwa conspired to illegally seize and destroy my Kenyan Passport, President William Ruto has had a new one delivered to me. Waiting for the lifting of the red alerts," Miguna said. 

President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua. 

Last week, Miguna noted that President Ruto had assured him that the red alerts would be lifted. 

"I'm happy to announce that President William Ruto has assured me that the red alerts will be lifted on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Thereafter, I will have my Kenyan Passport renewed and I'll announce the date of my return to my motherland," Miguna stated. 

Miguna was unceremoniously deported from the country in 2018.

The state argued that he had committed an offense akin to treason after administering an illegal oath to then NASA leader Raila Odinga.

His efforts to return to the country have proved futile. In 2020, the government under former president Uhuru Kenyatta sanctioned red alerts that have since to date barred his return to Kenya.

Miguna Miguna's new passport.