Dramatic scenes played out outside the Supreme Court today afternoon after the National Super Alliance (NASA) allied Members of Parliament tried to force their way into the court precincts without accreditation passes.
However, police temporarily barred them but later allowed them in to follow the proceedings in the presidential election petition.
They first held a short prayer session led by Homa bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga, Junet Mohamed and Opiyo Wandayi of Suna East and Ugunja constituencies respectively.
“We are optimistic justice will prevail. As legislators, we have come to stand in solidarity with our lawyers. We however ask the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to comply with the court order of access to servers and ask our supporters to remain calm.” Junet said.
Police who are keeping vigil outside the Supreme Court are limiting access into the precincts of the highest court due to limited space in the courtroom.
In what appeared to be a scene likely to degenerate, the MPs engaged in a scuffle with the police saying they are deliberately being denied access.
Security has been maintained at an all-time high around the Supreme Court and a blockade put along Wabera Street and City Hall Way.
Om Monday, a General Service Unit (GSU) officer Police Constable Simon Lonyia attached to Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula security detail was arrested after he manhandled security officers manning the court main entrance while being searched.
Last week, Odinga filed a petition challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election questioning the authenticity of results declared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (Iebc).