CORD planned protests on poll laws challenged in court

December 31, 2016 3:48 pm
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The international policy group in their application is now seeking conservatory orders to stop CORD and Jubilee supporters from carrying out the planned mass action/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 31 – An International NGO has moved to court seeking to stop future demonstrations by CORD and Jubilee over the amendments to election laws.

The international policy group in their application is now seeking conservatory orders to stop CORD and Jubilee supporters from carrying out the planned mass action.

They policy group is seeking a declaration that the right to demonstrate and picket by CORD and Jubilee supporters in the current circumstances is unlawful.

At the same time, a section of Jubilee MPs in Kwale County have urged area residents to shun the planned CORD demonstrations over the amendments to the electoral laws.

Speaking at Mrima primary school in LungaLunga, the leaders asked the opposition to stop risking the lives of innocent Kenyans by calling for mass action.

This comes just a day after the Gema Association council of elders warned against the call for mass protests countrywide by the opposition over the controversial amendments to the election laws saying that it would plunge Kenya into chaos and raise tension in the counties.

Speaking in Embu after a meeting with various council of elders groups, Lawi Imathiu said that every Kenyan has a right to be in the country and warned politicians against acting like they have more stake in the country than others.

The elders said the protests could plunge the country into anarchy due to the power struggle exhibited by politicians from either side of the divide.

Imathiu appealed to Jubilee and CORD to find a lasting solution in order to avert chaos that may harm the country’s economy.

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