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#UhuruDeportMeToo: Why Kenyans are begging to be deported

#UhuruDeportMeToo: Why Kenyans are begging to be deported

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Kenyans have literally taken to social media begging the government to deport them to any country of their choice.

The hashtag #UHuruDeportMeToo had made a strong showing on the country’s vibrant twitter space through much of Tuesday.

The hashtag also came about following the government’s plan to deport a leading opposition figure to Dubai following his return to the country after an initial deportation to Canada.

Miguna Miguna, a top ally of Raila Odinga, was deported over his role in Raila’s mock swearing-in, his lawyers got a court order asking government to facilitate his return.

When he arrived, immigration authorities insisted that he had to apply for a visa which he refused to do stating that he was a citizen by birth. A standoff ensued as he was held at the airport overnight. A judge on Tuesday ordered him to be produced in court.

Below are some reasons, GIFs, videos and photos accompanying the #UHuruDeportMeToo campaign.

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