The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) co-principal Moses Wetangula has called upon President Uhuru Kenyatta not to append his signature on the recently passed bill in the national assembly as well as the senate claiming it will ignite unrest in the country.
Addressing mourners during the funeral mass of the late Adelide Nasambu Sirengo at Kamusinga area in Kimilili Bungoma Senator Moses Masika Wetangula said for the country to be peaceful, the president should consider sending back the bill.
He accused the senate speaker Ekwe Ethuro for allowing two nominated senators from the Jubilee side to participate in voting for the bill against the standing orders of the house which stipulates that only elected senators are supposed to vote.
Senator Wetangula added that only the BVR device is a sure way of identifying each and every voter who has been validly registered saying the argument by Jubilee side to use manual system is uncalled for as it will result in many anomalies.
“The Kriegler report in 2008 indicated that there were 1.2 million people who voted in 2007 general election but had already passed on and now they have increased to more than two million currently,” he said.
He disclosed that as senators through the relevant committees they are ready to look at the bill again, saying as legislators they want to have good laws that will be able to govern the country well now and for the future generation.
Bungoma South KNUT executive secretary Ken Nganga expressed concern about the signed CBA to have a salary increment for teachers saying it should be implemented before the general election as teachers across the country deserve it.
He added that they are also concerned about the recently released results of the KCSE examination saying they demand an audit of the marking saying the cabinet secretary went overboard in handling of the examinations.
“52% scored grade D and below and all those who scored grade of C+ and above will be accommodated in the public university which means that the private universities will not have students hence may end up closing business,” he said
He further called upon the government to ensure they replace the teachers who will be resigning next month to join politics saying students must not be victims of circumstances which may at the end of the day negatively affect their performance in class.
Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa lashed at Kimilili parliamentary hopeful Didmus Wekesa for tainting the ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula saying people from the Western region should be on the forefront to support their own leaders.
The late Adelide was until then the deputy head teacher of Kamusinga ACK primary school in Kimilili Sub County.