Ruto finally secures Nyayo stadium after court order

Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto has finally been given a mandate by court to hold his final rally at the Nyayo National Stadium.

Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate Dr William Ruto during Moses Kuria's launch of the Kiambu County Hustler Fund at the deputy president's official Karen residence, Nairobi County, on June 29, 2022

The court order was issued by Justice Joseph Sergon after DP Ruto took legal action against Sports Kenya challenging their decision of preventing him and his team from holding their final political rally at Nyayo Stadium.

Earlier, Sports Kenya - an agency in charge of stadiums - had told Ruto, through a letter, that the venue was already booked for another function on August 6, 2022.

The letter was addressed to UDA party secretary general Ms Veronica Maina, and copied to among others, Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed and Principal Secretary Joe Okudo.

Sports Kenya an urgency mandated to manage most stadiums in Kenya, addressed the letter to UDA party secretary general Ms. Veronica Maina and copied it to among others, Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed and Principal Secretary Joe Okudo.

We regret to inform you that due to peace concerts scheduled to take place at both Moi International Sports Center- Kasarani and Nyayo National Stadium between August 5 to 7, 2022. The facility will not be available for their use," read the letter.

Through the Kenya Kwanza flag bearer, the UDA party shared a permit exhibiting that they were allowed to hold their rally slated on August 6 at Nyayo stadium.

Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto wrote a letter to Sports Kenya challenging its decision to prevent him and his team from holding their final political rally at Nyayo Stadium.

In a letter drafted by lawyers representing United Democratic Alliance (UDA), the party argued that Sports Kenya's decision to prevent a rally from taking place on August 6 is in breach of a contract signed on July 12.

The Kenya Kwanza brigade further reiterated that the body mandated to manage sports stadiums in the country violated a number of constitutional laws and in the event, the matter isn't resolved, the party would have no choice but take further legal action.

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