Court fails to stop Azimio’s three day Anti- government protest.
Court fails to stop Azimio’s three day Anti- government protest; This comes after a petitioner named Martin Gitau, filed a petitiom, seeking orders seeking orders to stop the planned protest.
Gitau had listed Opposition leader Raila Odinga, former President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Orange Democratic Movement party, and Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition Party as respondents.
He stated,”That unless this honourable court intervenes, the applicant/petitioner is apprehensive that the respondents herein shall proceed in their unlawful course of unlawful and violent protests, to the detriment of the majority of law-abiding citizens who deserve to carry on with their daily activities without disruptions.”
“that whereas Article 37 of the constitution secures the right to, peaceably and unarmed, assemble, demonstrate, picket, and to present petitions to public authorities, the respondents have abused the said rights and resorted to rioting, hooliganism, vandalism, primitive destruction and mindless conduct that is inherently incompatible with the overall enjoyment of fundamental rights and freedom.”
Justice L.N Mugambi however, declined to issue the orders and ruled that the case will be mentioned on September 20.
Justice Mugambi further ruled that Responses to the petition and the application be filed within 10 days.