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Tight security at Uhuru Park ahead of Cord’s rally – PHOTOS

Police deployed massively in the city centre and at Uhuru Park early Wednesday morning ahead of Cord’s Madaraka Day rally.

PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI
PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI

Anti-riot police have been stationed at every entrance of Uhuru Park and are conducting body searches on people entering the venue.

Cord Principals Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula are expected to attend the rally.

PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI
PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI

Mr Odinga will be at Uhuru Park after attending the official Madaraka Day celebrations at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru at the invitation of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The Opposition coalition was on Tuesday cleared to hold the rally by High Court Judge George Odunga.

PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI
PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI

Justice Odunga, in his ruling, also directed police to ensure that there is security during the rally.

Hours after the ruling, Interior Secretary Joseph Nkaiserry said the government will abide by the decision.

PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI
PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI

“We will respect the court’s decision on the Cord’s rally at the Uhuru Park. We will provide security to them and all other Kenyans,” Mr Nkaiserry told a media briefing on Tuesday at Harambee House.