Nairobi, KENYA: A showdown is looming on Wednesday’s Uhuru Park venue between CORD and Jubilee Members of Parliament who insist that Lucy Wagunjiri’s Ministries has a right to grace prayers at the venue.
In a media briefing at parliamentary buildings, Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu and Kiharu legislator Irungu Khangata downplayed the county government’s bid of revoking Prayers Beyond Boundaries Ministry, license meant for the prayer rally.
“The issue that our license was cancelled by the county government is neither here nor there ,we have paid and we want no refund of the money; it is too late. They have no legal power to rescind such decision ‘’ Khangata said.
The legislators said that over 100 members of parliament allied to Jubilee confirmed that they will attend Wagunjiri’s prayers .
“About 100 members of parliament have confirmed attendance and we are expecting 20,000 people to attend the prayer rally and 20 buses will ferry people from Muranga county.” Khangata said.
Khangata pointed that it is incorrect for the Nairobi county government to revoke Wagunjiri’s license following the fact that CORD applied for the licence to hold the rally much later.
“This is not an intent by Jubilee coalition to scuttle CORD’s meeting, Reverend Wagunjiri has incurred a lot of expenses amounting into millions.’’Khangata said.
They accused CORD of trying to destabilize the government through parallel rallies which they insist are in bad faith.
“We are asking our CORD friends don’t plan a parallel rally with the president you don’t respect the constitution ,CORD principals were forefront fighting for the constitution.” Waititu said.
Earlier, Nairobi County government, through County Secretary Robert Ayisi, had approved CORDS planned rally after resolving a standoff between Cord and the Prayers Beyond Boundaries Ministry, saying they had written to the Christian organisation revoking the permit for the planned prayers on June 1.