Jubilee MPs to hold anti-Cord rally tomorrow


Jubilee has accused Cord of taking advantage of the teachers’ strike to solicit funds for the 2017 elections.

Jubilee MPs are planning a rally at Nairobi’s Uhuru Park tomorrow to counter Cord’s Wednesday rally.

During the Cord rally, leaders accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of being unable to govern the country.

Some 40 Jubilee lawmakers addressed the press at Parliament Buildings yesterday.

Uhuru has said there is no money to pay teachers the 50-60 per cent salary increase ordered by the court two months ago.

The MPs warned Cord against carrying out their plan to take over Harambee Avenue as a move to press the government to pay teachers’ award.

“They must be aware the Jubilee defence forces will be there to defend our government,” Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa said.

They said activities planned by Cord in solidarity with striking teachers, are a futile attempt to “revive their dwindling credibility and lack of ideas”.

The MPs gave the Director of Public Prosecutions 12 hours to arrest and charge Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama whom they accused of using unpalatable language and disrespecting the presidency.

They said they will use citizen arrest should DPP Keriako Tobiko fail to arrest Muthama.

The MPs claimed Cord leaders are the signatories of the M-Pesa pay bill account-672672.

They said it is “ridiculous” for Cord to ask for money from Kenyans.

“We ask Kenyans not to fall victim to this pyramid scheme,” said Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki who read the statement.

Those present included MPs Johnson Sakaja (nominated), Barre Shill (Fafi), Dennis Waweru (Dagoretti South), Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Francis Njenga (Gatundu North) and Moses Sakuda (Kajiado West).

– the-star.co.ke

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