By Standard News
Nairobi Police boss Japheth Koome turned down a request by the National Super Alliance (NASA) which intended to hold prayers for the presidential petition on Sunday outside the Supreme Court.
Mr Koome indicated that Kenyans should note that the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) will not allow any persons to interrupt the court events set to begin today (Saturday) from 7pm.
“Please note that I will not allow any person to disrupt the court proceedings hence the request by NASA rejected,” said Koome. “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 noted.
Earlier on Friday, NASA leaders had announced plans to hold special prayers for the much awaited petition. President Uhuru Kenyatta wrote to the Supreme Court on Friday asking that four documents filed by NASA leader Raila Odinga in his petition challenging the presidential election expunged.
The President argues that the documents were filed outside of the stipulated time. Among the documents is an affidavit sworn by Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) Executive Director George Kegoro and which is also at the centre of a filing row between NASA and IEBC lawyers.
The document, filed on Sunday alongside three others which contain form 34As, details alleged irregularities in the General Election. Although NASA’s lawyer Paul Mwangi denied that additional documents were filed on Sunday, Supreme Court registrar Esther Nyaiyaki wrote to indicate that the registry had received four documents on August 20 (Sunday) but were erroneously dated Friday August 18.