Lawyers have waded the political storm pitting President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto by challenging the government’s decision to ban public gatherings.
LSK filed a petition at the high court claiming that the resolution by the National Security Advisory Committee was targeting the DP and his allies yet at the same time allowing the president and his side to continue with their public meetings. “On one hand, you outlaw a meeting that was scheduled to be presided over by the deputy president in Mumias while on the other you allow similar meetings convened by the president and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to proceed,” said LSK president Nelson Havi.
LSK continues to complain that the directive by the NSAC to ban meetings in the name of containing political chaos was illegal, discriminative and was biased for and against some politicians. Havi also complains over double standards where some meetings are banned others of the same nature are allowed occur.
LSK wants the court to declare the resolution by the NSAC to contain, restrict, and prohibit public gatherings as unlawful, unconstitutional, null, and void.