Major boost for Cord as protests kick off

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Cord push for disbandment of Indepedent Electoral and Boundaries Commission received a major boost this morning after high court declined to issue orders barring the demonstrations.
The high court judge Justice Onguto ruled that five Jubilee Mps Ferdinand Waititu, Moses Kuria, Dennis Waweru, Alice Ng’ang’a and Kimani Ichungwa had not provided sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the opposition intended to incite Kenyans.
At the same time, demonstrations kicked off in some towns, with youth lighting born fire to demand removal of IEBC commissioners.
Cord leaders are currently meeting at Capitol Hill in Upper Hill where they will address a press conference before joining demonstrators.
Heavy police presence have been spotted in Nairobi and major cities and towns in readiness to deal with unlawlessness.
Police last week declined to grant the opposition greenlights to proceed with demonstrations which were suspended a week ago to pave the way for dialogue, saying the were unlawful because the court had issued orders against them.
In Kibera, the protestors lit bonfires at Olympics and Ayani estates.
More to follow.

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