Government wants Security Law order suspended for 30 days
02 January 2015, 12:57
Nairobi - The government is seeking a 30 day stay of conservatory orders issued by the High Court over the suspension of the Security Amendment Law 2014.
Through the Attorney General's office, the government insisted that the laws stay in place while the Chief Justice decides on the way forward on the matter.
This follows suspension of some clauses by the court on the new law, which has been hotly contested by members of the opposition and civil society.
The court suspended clauses 12,16,26,29,46,56,58 and 64 of the new law.
The government though, quickly applied for the stay, which will give it room to maneuver while the Chief Justice sets up a three judge bench at the Supreme Court to hear the case.
The petitioners, CORD coalition and the civil society have argued that the new law violates basic rights and their passing was illegal as set out by parliamentary standing orders.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!
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