The lawyer for a woman stripped of her Canadian passport and marooned in Kenya will be in Federal Court today seeking immediate government help.

Suaad Mohamud Haji has been unable to return to her Toronto home since mid-May after Kenyan airport officials said she didn’t look like her four-year-old passport picture.

Despite having other pieces of Canadian photo ID and offering up her fingerprints, the 31-year-old mother was stripped of her passport by Canadian officials and charged with identity fraud by Kenyan police.

Raoul Boulakia wants Mohamud to be issued an emergency passport and flown home at government expense. The situation is urgent because the Somali-born Mohamud has a court date this Friday in Kenya and could face deportation to her lawless native land.

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