Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

Uhuru, Ruto hypocrites, Raila says

19 September 2015, 08:57 William Korir

Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga says that the country's leadership is hypocritical for not agreeing to a court order to pay teachers.

Raila says that the fact that President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have failed to adhere to the Supreme Court ruling which handed teachers a 50/60% pay-rise was hypocritical of themselves, seeing as they were handed power by the same court and asked others to respect the decision.

" It is highly hypocritical of them to refuse to adhere to the court order, yet they themselves came into power after being granted orders by the same court," he said in a press statement.

He called on teachers protesting the lack of pay to continue on strike until the issue is addressed.

" Listen. Teachers are owed legitimately. The government should not fight it and instead look for ways of coming up with the payment," he added.

The teachers strike has hit three weeks in a row and has now forced the government to close schools until the issue is resolved.

The government says that by paying teachers the KES 17 billion they need, the public wage bill will be unsustainable.

Raila argues though that at some point, the issue would have to be taken into consideration.

" This back and forth has been going on for years now. The time has come for teachers to be paid and we will agree with nothing less," he added.

Teachers unions have rebuffed sack threats as well as moves not to pay them as they sit tight for an assault on the government over their pay.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
DP Ruto accuses Raila of selling ...

DP Wiliam Ruto has castigated Raila Odinga for seeking western support to fund his 2017 election bid. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Peter Kenneth announces Uhuru 201...

Peter Kenneth has announced that he will support President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2017 elections. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilon Ochieng
Labour Party to dump both Jubilee...

The Labour Party of Kenya is likely to avoid supportoing both the CORD and Jubilee factions during the 2017 General Elections. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Ukambani MP quits Jubilee, to run...

An Ukambani MP has quit the Jubilee Party, citing voter apathy as his reason behind leaving the ruling coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Government launches probe into Po...

The government has launched an inquiry into the circumstances that could have led to two National Police Service helicopter accidents in August and September this year. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilwon Ochieng
Deputy Governor's ally found with...

The EACC has recovered KES 2 million in fake currency from a close ally of Deputy Governor for Tharaka Nithi Eliud Mati. Read more...