HEARING PETITION NO. 628/2014 CORD VS ATTORNEY GENERAL SCHEDULED FOR HEARING ON 28TH, 29TH AND 30TH JANUARY, 2015Â
A five-judge bench tomorrow sits down at the Milimani law courts to hear and determine the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) petition challenging the legality of the Security Laws (Amendment) Act 2014.
The bench comprising of Justices Isaac Lenaola (presiding), Mumbi Ngugi, Louis Onguto, Hilary Chemitei, and Hedwig Ongâ€™udi will hear the consolidated petitions in Nairobi on three consecutive days as from tomorrow as agreed upon by the parties and deliver judgement on or before February 13, 2015.
CORD and KNCHR want the court to declare the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014 unconstitutional, illegal, invalid and untenable. CORD has argued that in its entirety the Bill was not procedurally debated and passed by the National Assembly in accordance with the Constitution. They also want the court to declare the presidential assent to the laws unconstitutional and improper.
Senior consel James Orengo, leads a team of high powered lawyers including Busia Senator Amos Wako, Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo, Okoa CoE Chair Paul Mwangi, Okoa CoE member Anthony Oluouch, Head of CORD Secretariat Norman Magaya amongst others.
CORD supporters are welcome to attend proceedings and stand in solidarity with the coalition.
By Phil Wesonga.