CORD to hold Madaraka Day rally at Uhuru Park Wednesday
Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leaders will continue with their Madaraka Day rally at Uhuru park after the High Court nullified the move by the government to ban the rally.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday afternoon, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaiserry said he will provide security to those who will attend the rally Wednesday.
“We are law abiding citizens and since the court decided that CORD have to celebrate at Uhuru Park, we have no problems. Police are there and will provide security,” said Nkaissery.
Earlier in the day, the High Court before Justice George Odunga ruled that CORD leaders have the right to hold their rally, directing Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to ensure peace is maintained during the rally.
On Monday, the government barred CORD and Prayer Beyond Boundaries Ministries from holding a meeting at Uhuru Park on June 1, 2016.
Addressing the press on Monday, Police Spokesman Eric Kiraithe said that the decision to bar the two warring parties from using the venue was reached by the National Security Council following intelligence reports showing the meeting could cause security threats.
Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) Co-Principal Kalonzo Musyoka however claimed the decision is based on false allegations regarding state security.
“If what the government spokesman has said is anything to go by, then the Jubilee government is working to destabilize the East African Community (EAC) because “Two neighboring states” can only mean East African States. I therefore challenge Jubilee to tell Kenyans and the EAC which neighboring countries and which individuals are working to destabilize Kenya,” said Kalonzo in a statement sent to the media.