Madaraka Day rally at Uhuru Park Grounds still on; Raila.


    Cord Co-principal Raila Odinga has called on his supporters to show up in big numbers as Cord rally at Uhuru Park must go on. Raila was speaking on Saturday afternoon in Mombasa County.
    Raila has said that the mega rally scheduled for Madaraka day at Uhuru park is still on. This comes just a day after the police wrote to the Kenya African National Union disapproving CORD’s request to use the grounds on June 1.
    However, on Saturday morning Dr. Evans Kidero backed Raila saying the Cord rally would go on, he said he has cleared the opposition alliance Cord to hold a rally at Uhuru Park on Madaraka Day.
    “The Nairobi City County Government, the trustees and custodians of Uhuru Park, are not interested in any confusion or politics grandstanding. We hereby make it public the parties with the full unhindered authority to use the venue come 1st June 2016,” Kidero wrote on Facebook.
    In spite of the confusion evangelist, Lucy Wangunjiri has maintained that the gospel rally will go on as planned and called on Kenyans to stand with her in prayer.
    “To all my friends: Loved ones, stand with me in prayer for justice. I booked and paid Uhuru Park grounds in Nairobi for Prayer Rally and 4 days of fasting. I hear there is a proposed political meeting same time. The politicians should look for other grounds and honor my earlier approved request to mobilize Kenyans to Pray and intercede for our Nation,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
    She has called on Cord leaders to look for alternative grounds.
    Prior to Dr. Kidero’s announcement, there had been uncertainty over the fate of the intended rally that is meant to counter President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Madaraka Day address to the nation.
    Official documents from City Hall indicate that Cord booked the venue on May 22, 2016 while the evangelical group made payment to book for the venue on May 25, 2016.

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