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Emirates, deportations, and the mess with Miguna in Kenya

Emirates, deportations, and the mess with Miguna in Kenya

Old Mar 29, 18, 2:19 am
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Emirates, deportations, and the mess with Miguna in Kenya

It's been interesting watching the drama unfold here in Kenya with Miguna Miguna, a lawyer involved in the "illegal" swearing in of Raila as the People's President. Long story short, he was deported to Canada last month and then returned earlier this week. He technically lost his Kenyan citizenship a long time ago when he accepted his Canadian citizenship and now he is being dramatic about not wanting to enter Kenya using his Canadian passport.

Shortly after his arrival and theatrics, immigration tried to deport him on EK722 but after making a plea to the captain he was apparently offloaded and left in Kenya. Last night he was successfully deported on the same flight. Now he is in Dubai and his lawyer has reported some questionable info from UAE authorities about interrupting all flights DXB<>NBO.

Questionable report of canceled flights

Meanwhile it looks like EK719 is operating this morning, though with some likely unrelated delay. EK719 status

Interesting to see EK in the middle of this. So, when it comes to forced deportation, what power does the captain have?
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Old Mar 29, 18, 2:30 am
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Originally Posted by vytas315 View Post
Interesting to see EK in the middle of this. So, when it comes to forced deportation, what power does the captain have?
The Pilot in Command (PIC) has the last and final say on anything to do with the aircraft, its operation and passengers.
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Old Mar 29, 18, 3:29 am
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In case of Emirates, the PIC is only a figurehead when put in middle of political matters. A certain someone whose surname ends in Al Maktoum will have a real say. Al Nahyan can say whatever he wants, it will only be put in action if a certain Al Maktoum agrees
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