Media banned from accessing JKIA following Miguna Miguna saga

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This was after attempts by Immigration authorities and airport security officials to re-deport him back to Canada via Dubai on Monday failed after the he stood his ground and refused to board an Emirates airline flight.

Shortly before his deportation, which came after Odinga enraged the government by staging a symbolic "swearing-in ceremony", Miguna was charged with treason.

The lawyers want the High Court to issue an order that allows Dr Miguna to remain in the country on the basis of his Kenyan passport as well as his national identity card or a temporary entry permit in lieu of a Kenyan passport. More than 100 people were killed in unrest after last year's election.

He landed at Nairobi's global airport on Monday afternoon, his lawyer Nelson Havi said.

However, the government through the department of immigration refuted the orders and had been today pushing Miguna Miguna to re-apply for his Kenyan citizenship.

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Live footage broadcast by private Kenyan TV station Citizen showed Miguna in the doorway of what appeared to be an Emirates plane shouting at a crew member: "I'm not going anywhere, you can not take me from my country by force".

Dramatic scenes unfolded at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Monday night as Kenyan opposition politician Miguna Miguna physically resisted efforts to re-deport him from Kenya with the police assaulting journalists who attempted to cover the stand-off.

He said inking the documents would mean that Dr Miguna agrees that the government was right from the start that he was illegally in Kenya.

"We have been informed that the Directorate of Immigration has taken steps to remedy the situation and have forwarded application forms to JKIA for regularisation of Dr Miguna's immigration and citizenship status". The Nation published a photo of one of its cameraman holding up his bloodied arm.

Miguna Miguna was nearly deported again last night as revealed by several videos making rounds on social media.

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