High Court Goes silent on Issuing Orders to Stop Azimio Protests

Written by on March 27, 2023

The High Court has declined to issue orders stopping the nationwide anti-government protests being led by Opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Justice Hedwig Ongundi also declined to issue orders to Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome to arrest the demonstrators.

In the case, the lawyer representing former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko had argued that the demonstrations have caused alot of disruptions adding that businesses have been affected.

In giving its ruling, the court said that it can’t direct two senior officers who have the mandate to arrest, citing separation of powers.

“It would therefore not be proper for these courts to appear to be setting out new regulations and policies which is not within its docket,” court noted

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