The government has banned Cord and a church fighting over Uhuru Park from hosting any meeting at the grounds on June 1.
Cord had planned parallel Madaraka Day celebrations at the grounds, a move that was contested by Prayers Beyond Boundaries Ministries who claimed they had booked the same venue.
Government spokesman Erick Kiraithe on Monday said the decision to ban the two rallies was arrived at by the National Security Advisory Committee after noting that the two events posed a security threat.
He announced that the Nyayo National stadium was also out of bounds for any activity on Wednesday, June 1 for the same reason.
“With all the factors surrounding the incidents, the NSAC regrettably noted that the two incidents had taken dangerous political dimensions and as a result, it was decided that the grounds will be sealed off to both parties for security reasons,” he said.
Cord has plans to hold the meeting to mirror the celebrations that are to be led by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on the same day.
Uhuru Park had also been booked by the Prayers Beyond Boundaries Ministries for a three day prayer meeting that was to end on June 2.
Both parties had claimed to have a green light from the Nairobi County Government to hold their functions at the contested venue, but the county insists Cord has the permit.