High Court Judge Isaac Lenaola ruled that the three CORD principals will be held ‘personally liable’ should violence break out during sabasaba. However, legal analysts have faulted the ruling claiming it is ‘preposterous’.
Even more egregious is the claim the that the three CORD principals, through their advocates, consented to the demands by the judge that they will be held liable.
How will they stop intruders from provoking CORD peaceful supporters? It must be remembered that already, reports in a section of the mainstream media indicate that politicians allied to the Jubilee Alliance – TNA Party especially – have been purchasing pangas to their youths.
The government intelligence service have kept quite waiting for deaths to occur then blame the opposition. A source close to CORD leader Raila Odinga has dismissed the purported consent.
Who consented? Who would consent to such an order? Who would consent without written instructions? Which court recorded the order? Who would accept that knowing very well that damage running to billions of shillings could be stage – managed? That looters will steal and puncture their own cars and create a semblance of chaos to reap from this? Who would do that????
CORD has called for a massive political rally on Saba saba at Uhuru Park Nairobi as part of attempts to push the national government into a dialogue on seven key issues affecting the country.
They are promotion of negative ethnicity, skewed public appointments, grand corruption, high cost of living, insecurity, devolution and provincial administration and jubilee’Â€Â™s refusal to disband the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ( IEBC).
The case had been taken to court by Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko who wanted CORD rally to be stopped.