By Makaki Siso
Sources have revealed that Raila Odinga wanted to use the teachers strike to overthrow Uhuru Kenyatta’s government. Word has it that Mr. Odinga is not happy with the calling off of the strike by the Sossion-led KNUT because his plans will collapse.
Barely two days after teachers called off their 5-week strike that had paralyzed learning in both private and public schools, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) seems not too happy about their move.
The Opposition was banking on the teachers’ strike to overthrow President Uhuru Kenyatta from power, through the impeachment motion against him, which was filed at the National Assembly by ODM Chairman, John Mbadi.
A senior ODM official was overheard over the weekend condemning the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General, Wilson Sossion, and his KUPPET counterparts for agreeing to go back to class even after the Jubilee Government refused to behave as far as effecting the 50-60 per cent salary increment is concerned.