Court gives CORD leeway to demonstrate weekly

Court gives CORD leeway to demonstrate weekly

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CORD demonstrations in Nairobi. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Coalition for Reforms and Democracy CORD basked in glory after the High Court declined to abolish their weekly demonstrations.

Justice Joseph Onguto dismissed a petition by 5 Jubilee MPs with the judge saying that the coalition had the right to hold the protests.

“Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinet should ensure that security, public safety, law and order is maintained during the anti-IEBC demonstrations,” Onguto said.

However Onguto made it clear that if the IEBC commissioners were to be ousted from power then the process should be constitutional.

“I am glad that the judge noted that all incidences of demonstrations have started peaceful but whenever there is police intervention involved they turn chaotic. I urge those who will participate in the demonstrations to do so peacefully,” said Siaya Senator James Orengo.

Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu, Thika Town MP Alice Ng’ang’a , Dennis Waweru MP for Dagoretti South, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa and Gatundu South legislator Moses Kuria had moved to court seeking that the protests be outlawed.