Friday, 17 June 2016

CORD to resume demos on Monday if MPs are not set free


Joseph Mambili Yesterday 53428
4 things that CORD will do if MPs are not released
– 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 stations will 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.
CORD to resume demos on Monday if MPs are not set free
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.
CORD to resume demos on Monday if MPs are not set free
Raila Odinga hugs Kilifi Women Representative Aisha Jumwa at Pangani Police Station on Thursday, June 16.
They include
– Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama
-Kitutu Masaba MP Timothy Bosire
-Suna East MP Junet Mohammed
-Busia Women Representative Florence Mutua
-Kilifi Women Representative Aisha Jumwa
CORD to resume demos on Monday if MPs are not set free
CORD leaders with MPs that are held at Pangani Police station.
-Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria
-Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri
-Kabete Ferdinand Waititu
They will be held at Gigiri, Muthaiga, and Pangani police stations until the mentioning of their cases on Friday June 17.
Babu Owino was granted bail of Ksh 100,000 on Thursday evening.
CORD leader Raila Odinga accompanied by co-principal Moses Wetangula and Nairobi county Governor Evans Kidero on Thursday, June 16, visited the leaders.
CORD to resume demos on Monday if MPs are not set free
CORD leaders with MPs that are held at Pangani Police station.
They were only allowed to visit the Jumwa and Mutua at Muthaiga police station.
CORD also added that it will declare its MPs to be political prisoners and will hold public meeting and night vigil at Freddom Corner on Saturday, June 19.
They have also promised to hold national prayers in Machakos to pray for the political prisoners.
On Wednesday, June 15, CORD called off the protests to give room for the ongoing talks between the opposition and the government meant to resolve the stalemate.
CORD to resume demos on Monday if MPs are not set free
Raila Odinga hugs Kilifi Women Representative Aisha Jumwa at Pangani Police Station on Thursday, June 16.
CORD in last one month have held five demonstrations against the IEBC calling for the removal of commissioners and Chairman Issak Hassan.

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