Jubilee leaders blast CORD over parallel Madaraka Day rally plans


Jubilee leaders blast CORD over parallel Madaraka Day rally plans

Jubilee leaders have reacted to Coalitions for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leaders plan to hold a parallel Madaraka Day rally at Uhuru Park, urging them to desist from creating chaos ahead of the June 1st celebrations.

Led by Deputy President William Ruto, the Jubilee affiliated lawmakers accused the Opposition of causing instability and paralyzing business by staging disruptive protests against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Speaking Friday at Githanga Primary School in Kiharu during a fundraising drive, Ruto told Opposition leaders to keep off divisive acts and instead foster peace and cohesion for the welfare and stability of the nation as Kenyans head for the 2017 elections.

MPs present urged Kenyans to attend the Madaraka Day prayers, set to be held at Uhuru Gardens in large numbers. They advised the public to ignore CORD utterances, terming them irresponsible.

This comes in at a time when CORD plans to hold a parallel Madaraka Day rally at Uhuru Gardens on June 1 while President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to lead the national celebrations at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.

Reports had earlier indicated that Uhuru Gardens grounds were booked by Prayers Beyond Boundaries Ministries, but Nairobi County Government has issued a statement indicating that the park was reserved for CORD’s rally.

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