Nairobi, KENYA:The government through Interior Ministry has reversed its decision of banning Madaraka rally organized by CORD which will be held at Uhuru park Nairobi;after court gave the coalition a go ahead.
In a media briefing in Nairobi after a court directive urging the government agencies to lift the ban, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaiserry said that CORD rally will go on as directed because the government upholds the rule of law.
“We go by the law ,we are a law abiding government ,since the court declared that CORD has the opportunity to celebrate at Uhuru park, I have no problem with that.”Nkaiserry said
Nkaiserry confirmed that the government will provide security to make sure that sanity prevails during the rally urging the CORD leaders and their supporters to uphold law and order to make Madaraka day a success.
“Cord fraternity are Kenyan citizens and police are there to provide security to any Kenyan celebrating Madaraka Day and I have been given directions to provide security to anybody who will be celebrating Madaraka day country wide including here in Nairobi.”He said.
Earlier on Tuesday ,High court through Justice George Odunga gave CORD the go ahead to push on withthe rally on condition that they should not violate other people’s rights or incite their supporters to violence.
He also asked the coalition not to make statements that boader on ethnic hatred and propaganda.
The judge further ordered the police to provide security during, before, and after the rally.
Separately ,Nkaisserry received refugee repatriation report from a task force which has been preparing it for the past three months indicating that Dadaab refugee camp will be closed by November this year.
Nkaiserry disputed allegations that the Kenyan government is forcing refugees out of the country accusing UN agencies of delaying the tripartite agreement on refugee repartriation which has led to the current repartriation exercise.
The findings of the task force will be divulged after it has been presented to president Uhuru Kenyatta.
The government has put aside one billion shs for the repatriation exercise.