Court reverses orders to hold Cord leaders liable for chaos
By Mary Daraja/Dzuya Walter
CORD coalition filed an urgent case this morning to reverse an order issued last Friday by Judge Lenaola, blocking mass action and holding leaders personally liable for chaos that may be fuelled by the rally at Uhuru Park grounds.
Through their lawyers, the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy cites the ruling as unconstitutional.
Meanwhile, there is heavy police presence in the Nairobi Business District ahead of Monday’s SabaSaba rally at Nairobi’s Uhuru Park.
Most business premises remained closed despite reassurance from the police of no violence during the rally.
Earlier, police were forced to lob tear gas at some youths throwing stones at them after refusing to be frisked before getting into Uhuru Park.