CORD Principals Kalonzo Musyoka, Raila Odinga and Moses Wetangula

The Dispute surrounding the use of Uhuru Park on Wednesday is getting a new twist by the day.
The opposition coalition CORD has insisted that they will hold a rally on Madaraka day at Uhuru Park despite the objections not to do so. CORD leaders led by Siaya Senator James Orengo say that have gone to court seeking a court order to use the venue after a reservation row ensued between them and a religious organization.

On Monday afternoon, The government spokesperson said that the National Security Advisory Committee evaluated the security threats emanating from a double booking of the grounds and advised that that the venue should not be used by either cord of Prayer Beyond Boundaries Ministries.

The government spokesperson Eric Kiraithe also said that Nyayo National Stadium shall remain closed on Wednesday and no functions will be held there.

Government spokesperson Eric Kiraithe
Government spokesperson Eric Kiraithe

But even with this new directive, CORD leaders insist they will go on with their Madaraka day rally at Uhuru Park.

They also say that they have gone to court seeking an order to use the venue without interference.

The Opposition leaders who spoke to the media in briefing at Capitol Hill Square told off the government spokesperson saying his directive on the matter is ill informed.

Prayer Beyond Boundaries Ministries are yet to say if they will comply with the government directive or not.

Over the weekend, a group of Jubilee MPs had indicated that they would attend the church function by Prayer Beyond Boundaries Ministries at Uhuru park on Wednesday.