We start the new year with a sensational turn to the high-profile dispute between the Kenyan government and controversial political figure Miguna Miguna: the high court has ordered that six top government and police officials must together personally pay his legal costs in a case testing the validity of his arrest, torture, and deportation. Not just that, the six officials must also jointly pay the Kshs7m Miguna was awarded in damages by the court for the violation of his rights.
Read judgment on KenyaLaw here
The case of Miguna Miguna was, without doubt, the most sensational handled by Kenya’s courts during 2018.
In contemporary Kenya, Miguna is both an admitted advocate and a controversial political figure. His political involvement goes way back however and during the presidency of Daniel arap Moi, Miguna became a refugee from his homeland.