IN PICTURES: Police disrupt NASA gathering outside Supreme Court


Police on Horseback move in to disperse Nasa supporters gathered outside the Supreme Court entrance

A section of National Super Alliance (Nasa) leaders accompanied by their supporters were on Sunday, August 8 were blocked from holding a public gathering at the Supreme Court of Kenya building.

The opposition coalition had earlier insisted that its supporters would be holding a peaceful assembly outside the Supreme Court despite a police order against the gathering.

The supporters were met with heavy police presence who had also erected barricades on key streets near the Supreme Court to keep away the public and any trouble-makers.

The coalition, through its affiliate Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), says Kenyans have a right to assemble and worship anywhere.

Here is how the incident in pictures.

Opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters who heeded calls by their leaders to hold prayers and vigils at the precincts of the Supreme Court making their way to the venue.

National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters heed call to hold prayers and vigils at the Supreme Court. PHOTO | STEPHEN LETOO

NASA supporters upon reaching the entrance of the Supreme Court were shell-shocked as security was tight with police officers manning the gates.

Tight security at the Supreme Court with police officers manning gates PHOTO | STEPHEN LETOO

Nasa supporters still managed to hold prayers outside the gate of the Supreme Court, along City Hall Way in Nairobi. Nasa Principals were nowhere to be seen though, with MPs Opiyo Wandayi, Simba Arati, Ken Okoth, ODM Chairman John Mbadi and Homabay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga leading them in the prayers for victory in the presidential petition that they have filed before the court.

Nasa supporters kneel in prayer outside the Supreme Court. PHOTO | STEPHEN LETOO

This man stole the show with his well-timed dance moves.

After the prayers, there was song and dance led by Homabay Woman Rep-elect Gladys Wanga. PHOTO | STEPHEN LETOO

 

‘Nasarites’ stayed put to see their mission to completion. PHOTO | STEPHEN LETOO

 

Officers along City Hall Way, Nairobi watch as Nasa supporters hold prayers outside the Supreme Court. PHOTO | STEPHEN LETOO

 

ODM Chairperson John Mbadi engages in a confrontation with the police. PHOTO | STEPHEN LETOO

 

Police officers start dispersing the crowd. Dagoretti MP-elect Simba Arati is escorted into his car. PHOTO | STEPHEN LETOO

 

MP Opiyo Wandayi in a confrontation with the police determined to clear the Supreme Court entrance PHOTO | STEPHEN LETOO

 

Police on Horseback move in to disperse Nasa supporters gathered outside the Supreme Court entrance
Police on Horseback move in to disperse Nasa supporters gathered outside the Supreme Court entrance. PHOTO | STEPHEN LETOO

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