The high court has declined to suspend the security laws recently passed by parliament and assented to by President Uhuru Kenyatta. CORD and Kenya National Human Rights Commission had gone to court seeking urgent orders to suspend the laws until their combined case challenging them are heard and determined.
KNHRC had also wanted a decision to retire IG David Kimaiyo suspended till a case challenging it be heard and determined. However, reports indicate the high court has declined the orders and the case will be heard on December 29.
CORD is challenging several provisions of the new law which it claims fundamentally alters criminal procedures in kenya as well as offend basic human rights and freedoms.
They appeared before high court judge Isaac Lenaola.
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