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Cord impeachment threats highly irrational

05 June 2014, 14:31 Mubweka Orodi

The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) seems to be spiraling out of course as days come and go.

Kenya is in its second year since the last general elections and CORD has yet to master its plan and command a credible voice.

Jubilee coalition having formed the government, it was automatic that CORD would be the official opposition better known in constitutional circles as minority side.

A significant point develops around the fact that minority side as CORD is known is actually fully recognized in the constitution.

With recognition comes responsibility and the responsibility has to be executed efficiently so that your performance can be applauded when an appraisal is done at the ballot.

It is true that the government has lost grip of some of the fundamental issues affecting Kenyans.

Security has deteriorated over the past one year as a result of numerous terror attacks by Al Shabaab cells operating within our borders.

Minority side also has a role to play in the security matter. If so they feel the structure or whatsoever is not befitting they are supposed to draft a bill and present it to the parliament accordingly.

I am sure when presented on the floor of the house, it will be a public debate that can catapult the public to their favor. Running around the country calling for the overturn of a young government that is suffering the aftershocks of the previous regime’s actions is a total waste of time.

Corruption is an area where Kenya as almost failed in curbing. Successive government come in with their dubious payouts or unwarranted secret signings that cost the taxpayer a tidy sum.

In parliament, some of the most powerful committees on finance, investment and accountability are headed by minority gurus. They chair these crucial committees that deliberate on financial and accountability matters.

If so, why should they crisscross the country threatening to table a motion to depose the president on grounds of failing to manage the country?

What bill have they presented to see to it that assets of serving and retired senior persons who are found guilty of corrupt dealings are confiscated and auctioned to recover lost billions?

Cost of living is still a menace as it keeps going higher every now and then.

Unemployment sits at 40% based on 2012 reports, if it has gone down then no more less than 30% of total population.

Gap between rich and poor is widening and living standards are deteriorating as days go by.

Indeed Jubilee is faced with an uphill task. It is titanic and they need all the check and balance to ensure they stay on course to deliver their promises and pledges.

Who better than CORD a formidable coalition that forms the minority side of both houses? It has the brains and the mastery of politics at its disposal yet it does so little to prove its worthiness.   

Come 2017, CORD can have a brilliant sail through into power with very minimal resources. They have approximately four years to prove their worth before Kenyans.

As a coalition, it should front its ideas on legislation and policy and Kenyans will actually want to know what they are missing.

Electorate despair very quickly with a regime due to the lack of connects in expectation timelines of the people and the government.

CORD has smart people to know that when you use this disconnect to your advantage it propels you to the top sit in the country.

Carrying out an impeachment of the president exercise will hand them fatigue without and utterly deny them their results.

The president has die hard followers in both houses and his top command held by Hon. Kithure Kindiki and Hon. Aden Duale is firmly under him.

An impeachment is impractical, impossible, irrational and uncalled for!

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