Tight security as NASA petition heard

Tight security as NASA petition heard
Security heightened at the Supreme Court as hearing of presidential petition commences

Security has been heightened at the Supreme Court and its environs as the hearing of the NASA presidential poll petition continues.

There are more than 200 police officers deployed outside the court and security barriers have been erected at Wabera Street, City Hall Way and Taifa Road to regulate movement around the area.

Only people with accreditation are being allowed access to the Supreme Court Square, including journalists and interested parties in the ongoing case.

Most business establishments near the Supreme Court square have remained closed and commuters trying to access nearby buildings are vetted before being re-directed.

Earlier on Monday morning, there was a scuffle outside the Supreme Court after police stopped members of NASA leader Raila Odinga’s security detail  from accessing court for being in possession of fire arms which are not allowed in the court.

On Saturday August 26, Nairobi Police Commander Japheth Koome rejected NASA’s request to hold prayer sessions outside the Supreme Court after the opposition leaders invited their supporters to the planned event.

“Note that City Hall way, Taifa Road and part of Wabera Street will remain closed from both vehicle and human traffic. Also the High Court parking will remain closed for vehicle and small scale traders (hawkers). This applies on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Friday,” Koome said.

Written by Wahome Gitonga

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