'Impeaching Uhuru a dream', Jubilee tells CORD
18 September 2015, 18:29
Nairobi - Impeaching President Uhuru Kenyatta is a dream, members of the Jubilee coalition have told their Coalition for Reform and Democracy CORD counterparts.
The CORD coalition had stated that it would seek to impeach President Kenyatta for failing to adhere to a court order asking his government to pay teachers improved salaries.
They had said that they would pass the motion in Parliament after the ongoing recess to seek Uhuru's removal for failing as the head of State to institute a 50/60% pay increase granted to teachers.
But members of the Jubilee side Friday condemned the move by CORD as lacking in any ideas whatsoever.
Led by Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki, they told CORD leaders to seek ways of trying to solve the impasse instead of starting out on missions that will not work out.
" This is the latest in a series of desperate trials to destabilize the Jubilee coalition and one that will fail miserably," Kindiki told the media in Nairobi Friday.
" The fact is that it is not even well researched because the Teachers Service Commision is an independent body to the government and it is they who should be censured," he added.
Minority Leader Moses Wetangula had said that there was need to show the President that he was not above the law.
" It is paramount that the President knows that he must respect court orders just like other Kenyans," he stated Thursday.
The impeachment motion stems from the fact that the government has said it cannot afford the KES 17 billion payment that is needed to pay teachers, a stance that Starehe MP Maina Kamanda insisted must be respected.
" There is no money and that must be respected by teachers. The government has alot to do and to add the teachers pay will destabilize the economy," he added.
The teachers pay dispute took a new twist Friday after the government closed all schools in the country with immediate effect until the ongoing teachers strike ends.
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