Nkaissery goes easy on CORD, assures of rally security

May 31, 2016 7:15 pm
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Nkaissery said the security apparatus are ready to ensure the CORD rally is held without a hitch/FILE
Nkaissery said the security apparatus are ready to ensure the CORD rally is held without a hitch/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 31 – The government will respect a court ruling permitting the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) to hold a rally at Uhuru Park on Wednesday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has said.

“Provided it will be celebrations, I don’t have any problem with it. We go by law…we are law abiding government,” he said.

He however cautioned the Opposition against holding any protest.

This follows a High Court ruling that CORD has a right to hold its political rally at Uhuru Park.

Justice George Odunga said proper procedures were followed in acquiring the grounds hence no parallel meeting should be held there.

Already, Nkaissery said the security apparatus are ready to ensure the CORD rally is held without a hitch.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday invited CORD leaders Raila Odinga and Moses Wetangula to Nakuru where national Madaraka Day celebrations will be held.

President Kenyatta extended the invitation to the Opposition leaders during a meeting at State House, Nairobi Tuesday afternoon, which was also attended by the Deputy President.

Odinga and Wetangula had been invited for a State luncheon to honour visiting South Korean President Park Geun-hye after which they held the talks.

There was no immediate statement from the CORD leadership whether they would honour the invitation or attend their Uhuru Park rally.

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