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Friday, 17 June 2016
CORD to resume demos on Monday if MPs are not set free
– CORD has threatened to resume its weekly demonstrations on Monday 20, if its members held at Pangani police station will not be set free without any charges or conditions
– The coalition has also vowed to snub dialogue with Jubilee members on IEBC standoff
– They intend to declare the MPs political prisoners and will hold national prayers for them in Machakos
– The MPs will be taken to court on Friday, June 17 for the mention of their case
The Coalitions for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has threatened to resume its weekly demonstrations on Monday June 20, if its members held at police stationswill not be set free in the next 24 hours without any charges or conditions.
According to the statement sent to newsroom on Thursday night, June 16, the coalition has also vowed to snub dialogue with Jubilee members on IEBC standoff.
Raila Odinga speaks during press conference on Thursday, June 16.
“We will resume our national demonstrations on Monday, June 20, ” the statement reads.
The CORD leaders Johnstone Muthama, Junnet Mohamed, Florence Mutua, Aisha Jumwa and Timothy Bosire including University of Nairobi student leader Babu Owino moved to the High Court seeking to be released on bail.
“We will cease all engagements in dialogue in respect of IEBC and instead intensify protests,” the statements adds.
A total of eight politicians arrested over incitement and hate speech were arraigned in court on Tuesday June 14, 2016.
Raila Odinga hugs Kilifi Women Representative Aisha Jumwa at Pangani Police Station on Thursday, June 16.