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:

View all Samuel Arap Yego's badges.

Did Cord leaders donate only KES 105 000 for teachers?

19 November 2015, 08:09 Arap Yego

Nairobi - A drive launched by Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) leader Raila Odinga to raise money for teachers during their September strike resulted in the collection of KES 1.5 Million.

However, questions are being asked after Siaya Senator James Orengo at a press conference Wednesday disclosed that out of the total amount raised, ordinary struggling Kenyans donated KES 1.2 Million to the kitty which was established on September 23.

“They sent their donations of between KES 10and KES 50 to the account we opened in solidarity with teachers who were on strike then. The rest of the money, KES 305 000 to be particular, was raised by leaders from the Cord fraternity," said the Senator.

Read Also: CORD raised KES 1.5 million for teachers

During a much-hyped Uhuru Park rally, CORD leader Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka kick-started the donation drive by donating KES 100 000 each to the M-Pesa Paybill number 672672.

Perhaps as a way of downplaying the reality that so little was raised, Senator Orengo referred to the biblical story of a poor widow who gave an offering of two small copper coins worth a few cents, which is all she had, to drive his point home.

"We are urging the media and the public not to look at the total amount of money contributed by each person or leaders, but the spirit in which the donation it was given," said Orengo.

Assuming that that Raila and Kalonzo each gave the KES 100 000 they had promised, all other Cord affiliated MPs, Senators and Governors donated a total of KES 105 000 only.

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
ODM MP chased down by angry Kibra...

Kibra MP Ken Okoth had a hard time in his constituency after angry youth pelted him with stones. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Prepare for DP Ruto fight in 2022...

An MP has warned that the Kalenjin Community will not stand back and watch as DP Ruto is duped ahead of the 2022 polls. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Be careful who you deal with, DP ...

Watch out for your political future, DP William Ruto has been warned. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Kikuyu 2022 vote will go to Peter...

The 2022 Kikuyu vote will go to Peter Kenneth, a Rift Valley Governor has warned DP William Ruto. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
CORD threatens to boycott 2017 po...

The CORD Coalition says that it will be forced to boycott the 2017 elections if there is no new voter register in place by the time. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Disgraced Jeptoo stripped of 2014...

Organizers of the Boston Marathon are stripping Kenyan runner Rita Jeptoo of her 2014 victory as part of the athlete's newly extended doping ban. Read more...