LSK loses bid to temporarily stop political meetings rules

By Sheila Mutua On Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 13:23 | < 1 min read
Nelson Havi
LSK President Nelson Havi addresses the press on Thursday, October 24, 2020. PHOTO | SCREENGRAB

The High Court has declined to temporarily stay the new security measures issued by the National Security Advisory Council (NSAC) and approved by the Cabinet to regulate public gatherings. 

On Thursday, Justice Antony Murima further directed that the respondents file and serve responses together with written submissions by the close of Friday, October 16, 2020.

“In order to command orderly conduct of the court business this court will abide by the orders of the court made on the 13th of this month. I will therefore not consider the request for interim conservatory orders at this point in time,” Justice Murima ruled

The judge said the orders of the court were clear and that the matter was to be fixed before Justice Weldon kKorir for directions on the hearing. 

The judge has also ordered the hearing of notice of motion to proceed on October 21.

The LSK had moved to court challenging the new security measures issued by NSAC and approved by the Cabinet to regulate public gatherings.

Among the orders, LSK was seeking include, restraining the police from seeking to license holding of public gatherings, meetings or banning, disrupting or interfering with peaceful public gathering.

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