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Cord’s plan to block Uhuru’s office uncertain

It remains uncertain whether Cord will go ahead with its plan to block the Office of the President on Harambee Avenue in Nairobi to pressurise the government to pay teachers increased salaries.

Coalition’s co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka, who spoke during a rally at Uhuru Park last Wednesday said the coalition would block the road in solidarity with striking teachers.

However, on Monday, Cord leaders could not confirm if they were going ahead with the plans.

Mr Musyoka asked to be given some time to consult before he could respond.

This came even as Cord prepares to table a Bill in the National Assembly Tuesday afternoon to raise funds that will be used to meet teachers’ new salary demands.

The Bill seeks a reduction of allocation to other State departments to pay teachers.

It was the Wiper Leader, Mr Musyoka, who announced that coalition members would occupy Harambee Avenue every Tuesday until teachers are paid.

Cord leaders hit out at the government for failing to honour a ruling by the Employment and Labour Relations court that granted teachers a 50 to 60 per cent pay increase.