An immigrant is suing the Government for £11million for making him unhappy after he and his family were ordered to leave the country.
In what appears to be a legal first, Daniel Kiunsi has issued a High Court writ for the distress he says he has suffered since the decision to eject him.
He claims officials violated his human rights by confiscating his passport three years ago and says it caused his family ‘great unhappiness’.
The electrical engineer from Tanzania says he has ‘scientifically calculated’ the appropriate figure to compensate him and has reached the figure of exactly £11million.
Conservative MP Philip Davies yesterday described the case as ‘outrageous’ and added: ‘The whole thing is completely ridiculous. This just goes to show how so many people see the UK as a soft touch.’
Mr Kiunsi arrived in the UK with his wife and three children from Tanzania on a work visa.
But the Home Office revoked his right to live in Britain when he breached the terms of the visa by returning to the UK after working abroad.
The UK Border Agency confiscated his passport but allowed him in to the country after he gave assurances that he and his family would return to Africa.
Officials said he would be able to collect his passport when he left the country, but he remained living in Britain.
Now Mr Kiunsi is demanding the right to stay in the country as well as compensation for the ‘torture, inhuman and degrading treatment’ he has received from the UK authorities, citing the controversial Human Rights Act.
He is understood to be citing his right to liberty, a fair trial and a private and family life to mount his case.
Last night Mr Kiunsi, who is in his forties, was unavailable for comment at his large, red-brick terraced home in a tree-lined street in Upminster, Essex, when approached by the Daily Mail.
However, he is reported to have said: ‘It’s the issue of the happiness.’
The Home Office has vowed to fight the case.
A UK Border Agency spokesman said: ‘We are aware that Mr Kiunsi has made an application and we will seek to challenge this robustly at every stage’.
In a recent report by the US government, Tanzania was judged to have serious human rights problems including the use of excessive force by military personnel, police and prison guards.
The report also highlighted the country’s ‘harsh and life-threatening prison conditions, lengthy pre-trial detention, judicial corruption and inefficiency, restrictions on freedoms of the Press and assembly and restrictions on the movement of refugees.’
MISS FB FLORA BAHATI LYIMO SAY : KUDADADEKI MWENZETU TUKUSAIDIE VIPI.
Mimi ningependa kujua ni kwanini hayo magazeti yanaruhusu watu kuacha comment tena za matusi ya hali ya juuu yakuwachanganya watu wote na nchi yetu NIMETOKA HUKO MAIL ON LINE NIMEACHA COMMNT KARIBIA MIA SITA"...WAKATI KESI NDO SIJUI KIPO MAHAKAMANI AU BADO ?? INGEFAA WATOE HIII HABARI BILA COMMENTS FROM HATERS " MWANZO KUNA WATU WENGI SANA HAPA UK AMBAO WAMETESWA NA KUSABABISHA KUJILIPUA ..na hayo yote ni sababu ya UK BORDER AGENCY AMBAYO HAIFANYI KAZI YAO IPASWAVYO" NA HATA NA WENGINE KUJIKUTA WAKIOLEWA /KUOWA BILA WAO WENYEWE KUPENDA BALI KUWALAZIMISHIA AU KUWASHAURI " IKIWA HAWAKUMTAKA AISHI HAPA MBONA WALICHUKUA PASSPORT YAKE NA KUMUACHA ? TENA KWA MUDA WA MIAKA 3 ? HATA MIMI THEY DID THAT TO ME" ILA WALINIPA SIKU NNE ZAKUONDOKA NA PIA PASSPORT HAWAKUICHUKUA ILA WALIKUJA NA MAVANI YAO KUNICHUKUA AIRPORT"NA NILIPORUDI NILIACHA NYUMBA YANGU NA VITU MLE ,NIKIZANI NITARUDI IN A WEEK "WAKIDAI WATANZANIA WOTE AMBAO WALIKUWEPO HAPA UK IN 1995 WANATAKIWA WAOMBE VISA UPYA WAKIWA TANZANIA AND I DIDNT KNOW THAT KWA SABABU NILIKUWA NINA WORKING VISA YA MIAKA MIWILI" MPAKA NILIPORUDI NDO WAKANIAMBIA NIKIWA AIRPORT HAPA UK NA KUNIPA 4DAYS ONLY " SASA NILIPORUDI BAADA YAKUPATA VISA IN DAR 1996 NIKAKUTA SINA NYUMBA TENA NA VITU VYANGU VYOTE VISHAIBIWA.NA KAZI SINA MAANA HATA SIKUPATA MUDA WAKUTOA TAARIFA KAZINI ,NILIRUDI SIKU YA IJUMAA NA NIKAAMBIWA NATAKIWA KUONDOKA UK JUMATATU" NA USHAIDI UPO TENA KWENYE MY PASSPORT" SASA SIMNAONA VILE WANATIA WATU HASARA" SIJUI NIKAWA SUE PIA...MBUTA NANGA!!!
The comments below have been moderated in advance."
HIZI NI BAADHI YA HIZO COMMENTS 600.