NASA says to pray at Supreme Court despite police warning

Raila Odinga
File photo: Raila Odinga during a past press address
The National Super Alliance (NASA) has called upon all Kenyans to hold their prayers for justice, peace and good counsel from the 7-Judge-bench of the Supreme Court following a petition lodged by the Opposition challenging the credibility of the August 8 General Election where the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Uhuru Kenyatta the President-elect.
In a statement to Newsrooms, NASA said that they requested security for prayer gatherings at the Supreme Court but the request was rejected by police.
“No law gives Nairobi County Police Commander, Japheth Koome, powers of approving or rejecting notifications for public gatherings. Police can only advise on security challenges and discuss with organizers how to deal with such challenges,” the NASA statement read.
Consequently, NASA dismissed the ‘decision’ of the police to rule out their Sunday prayer meeting that has been slated on a universally recognised day of worship as dark forces intending to degenerate Kenya’s democracy that has proved progressive for the past 25 years, terming it as ‘creeping dictatorship’.
“As a Party and NASA coalition, we shall be faithful to the law but defy illegal edicts.”
The hearing of the petition is scheduled for Monday, August 28, 2o17 and all the respondents of the NASA- fronted petition have denied all allegations filed so far.

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