Mutunga criticises Jubilee for tear-gassing CORD leaders
26 April 2016, 22:55
Nairobi - Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has criticised the Jubilee Coalition for tear-gassing CORD leader Raila Odinga and others Monday.
The Standard reported that while quoting American writer and Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner, Justice Mutunga wondered why police had to tear-gass the ‘peaceful procession'.
"The past is never dead. The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner.
"Faulkner's quote is my very painful reflection that tear-gassing of peaceful demonstrations has not been our past since our independence!" said Mutunga on his Twitter account.
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Mutunga's comments were seen as a reflection of the 1990s when opposition leaders were teargassed as they fought for multiparty system. Mutunga was among those involved in the struggle and were repeatedly beaten up by police.
The Daily Nation reported that police fired the teargas cannisters as CORD supporters threatened to storm into the IEBC offices in Nairobi to protest what they termed as perceived unfair treatment of the CORD coalition by the IEBC.