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‘We Were Not Served,’ Director Of Immigration Says After Orengo, Wanjigi Airport Stand Off

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The immigration office has stated that the reason behind the seizure of the passports of Jimmy Wanjigi and Siaya senator James Orengo was that at the time of their arrival at the airport the immigration department had not been served with a court order staying the suspension.

The innigration office said that they only heard of the court orders from the media and had not received the actual documents

According to Major general Gordon Kihalangwa the passports had been legally suspended and the suspension was still in force at the time of their arrival at the airport.

Read:Activist Maina Kiai Detained At The JKIA

The director of immigration said that the two were asked to present the court orders by immigration officer at the airport but the y failed to do so only showing some papers from their mobile phones purporting them to be court orders.

Gordon Kihalangwa said that the two could not be allowed to continue with the said journey until the said court orders were served to the immigration office.

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The two NASA leaders were on Monday stopped from travelling after the immigrations officers at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) withheld their passports stating that they had been suspended . Efforts by the two to try and resolve the matter were futile as the had failed to produce the court orders staying the suspension of their passports.

The two were headed to attend the burial of Morgan Tsvangirai who was the former prime minister of Zimbabwe. Raila Odinga and Kisumu governor Anyang Nyong’o did not encounter any hitches before traveling

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Written by Merxcine Cush

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