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Court Halts KDF Deployment Dealing Blow to Ruto Govt 

Court Halts KDF Deployment Dealing Blow to Ruto Govt 

A court on Wednesday directed the government to stop the deployment of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers to different parts of the country.

This is after the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) moved to court seeking an order to stop the process of deploying the military.

LSK led by President Faith Odhiambo, urged the court to suspend the decision to deploy the military until the case brought before the court is heard and determined.

The Society had filed a petition against Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale and the National Assembly, accusing the two parties of contravening the law by deploying the military against the law.

The directive comes against the backdrop of Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale’s announcement on the deployment of the KDF officers.

In a gazette notice dated June 25, the CS announced the deployment of the military to help police stop demonstrators from invading critical infrastructure.

According to CS Duale, the Tuesday protests resulted in a security emergency that needed the intervention of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).

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