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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,17TH OCT 2017-The high court has suspended a ban issued by acting interior CS Fred Matiang’i outlawing anti-IEBC demonstrations across the three major cities of Nairobi,Kisumu and Mombasa.
While ruling on the matter milimani law court judge Chacha Mwita on Tuesday said it was in bad taste for CS Matiangi to ban legal demonstrations without giving reasons backed by the law.
The judge has also restrained police from arresting NASA C.EO Norman Magaya. CS Matiang’i had accused Magaya of seeking permission from police to hold peaceful demonstrations only for the same to turn chaotic.NASA had moved to court seeking an order to lift the ban on their demonstrations claiming it went against their right to peaceful picketing as per the constitution .
This happens even as NASA call off its planned demonstrations for today (Tuesday) to visit victims of the alleged police brutality who have been injured in the past weeks in the demonstrations.