, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 23 – The High Court has certified an application by the CORD coalition challenging the legality and constitutionality of the Security Laws as urgent.
In their petition, the coalition states that the Act which was signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta is invalid and that its provisions are inconsistent with the Constitution.
Through lawyers Antony Oluoch and James Orengo, CORD further says that it was enacted contrary to the Standing Orders of the National Assembly.
The party is now seeking conservatory orders to delay the implementation of the Security Act.
The passage of the new law has caused sharp division between CORD and Jubilee coalitions, with Cord leader Raila Odinga terming it a strategy by Jubilee to abolish opposition parties and re-establish a one-party state.
Jubilee has defended the new laws and accused CORD of politicizing security in the country.