CORD mission to impeach Uhuru still on says Raila
30 September 2015, 15:30
Nairobi - The mission by the CORD coalition to impeach President Uhuru Kenyatta is still on, coalition leader Raila Odinga has said.
The coalition wants Uhuru impeached for failing to enact a court order stating that teachers be handed a 50/60% payrise.
Despite facing ridicule from the ruling Jubilee coalition, CORD leader Odinga says that the motion will still go on.
Find the full speech below
We, the members of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD)
Parliamentary Group met today at the ODM Headquarters under the
leadership of our able Principals the Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga, H.E. Hon.
Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and Senator Moses Wetang’ula to chart the
coalition’s legislative agenda in this last sitting of the 3rd session
of the 11th Parliament. During the meeting, the members resolved as
1. That we continue to stand in solidarity with the
teachers of this country during this period when there is uncertainty
over their pursuit for a salary increment. We, just like other Kenyans
feel their pain and will continue to press the government to honour the
50-60 percent salary increase which was proposed by the government
through the Teachers Service Commission. The Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay
attitude is not and will not be the solution to the problem.
planned, Occupy Harambee House initiative every Tuesday which we
declared during last week’s Uhuru Park rally with the aim of compelling
the Jubilee government to honour the court decision to implement the
teachers’ pay increase is on. We however suspended it to allow the court
process to go on uninterrupted as we believe in the rule of law and
3. We are fully behind Hon. John Mbadi’s motion to table an
amendment to the Appropriations Act to source funds from non priority
areas in the National Budget and make them available to pay teachers.
Similarly, we challenge the Jubilee administration to respect the
independence of the Judiciary and stop their covert actions aimed at
intimidating and or influencing judges.
4. We are on course with our
Motion of Impeachment against President Uhuru Kenyatta for his
continued violation of the law and the constitution. Our grounds for
this motion are concrete and substantive, based on clear facts and the
5. CORD fully supports the Equalization Fund Bill
which seeks to correct the historical injustices in the specific
Counties identified by the Commission for Revenue Allocation. We shall
rally all our troupes in Parliament to support the bill when it is
brought back to the House.
As the government in waiting, our
opponents have been telling us to provide alternative solutions to a
myriad of problems facing Kenyans, we are doing it now and we shall not
tire. CORD urges the public to stand with us in our pursuit to make
Kenya a JUST society and a country which is governed by the RULE of LAW
and not the rule of the Jungle.
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