Police only aware of CORD rally on Saba Saba day
03 July 2014, 17:30
Nairobi - Police are only aware of a rally to be held by the CORD coalition on Saba Saba day, it has emerged.
There has been confusion lately over the use of Uhuru Park in Nairobi with some members of the Jubilee coalition claiming they had booked the venue for a rally on the same day CORD are widely expected to hold a rally at the venue on Saba Saba day, Monday July 7, 2014.
Jubilee members Moses Kuria and Ferdinand Waititu have claimed that they had pre-booked the venue for a rally on the same day.
On their part, the CORD coalition have been mooted to have their rally there on the same day, and even after Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero affirmed that it was CORD that had booked the venue, there has been confusion.
Police though, say that they have only received a request for security from CORD and not their Jubilee counterparts.
" We have only received a request from CORD and no one else on the day, Nairobi Police boss Benson Kibue said.
" As we speak, there has been no news of any other rally taking place in the City. We are underway preparing the logistics for the CORD rally, nothing else, he added.
Kuria and Waititu had said that CORD should move to the Kamukunji grounds but according to Kibue, the ground has no engagement on the day.
Leader of majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale has also come out to confirm that there is no planned rally under the Jubilee banner.
" There is nothing planned. We will attend a prayer rally Saturday at Uhuru park. That is it, he added.
CORD are planning to have the rally to put pressure on the government to cure ills that have engulfed the country in recent months.
They want the government to sit down for dialogue to discuss issues such as insecurity and corruption.
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