CORD: State of The Nation address is a waste of time

By Beth Nyaga

CORD affiliated Members of Parliament and Senators are terming the State of The Nation address by President Uhuru Kenyatta as a waste of time.

A section of ODM MPs have also indicated that they will boycott the afternoon sitting in protest against what they termed as bad governance by Jubilee.

According to Deputy Minority leader Jakoyo Midiwo, the President might just be addressing the House in order to meet a Constitutional obligation.

The opposition is faulting the President for alleged lack of commitment in implementing the agenda that he outlines during the presidential address.

According to the opposition, corruption is the greatest undoing of the ruling Jubilee administration.

Jubilee MPs led by Majority leader Aden Duale have however issued a stern warning to CORD lawmakers who plan on disrupting the Presidential address.

In a press conference at Parliament buildings, Duale directed the House Speaker to invoke Standing Orders in order to deal with ‘CORD MPs planned disruption’.

“President shall be heard in silence. Those who want to disrupt should read standing orders,” Duale stated.

Duale rubbished the alleged scheme stating that: “The only State of the Nation address provided for in the Constitution will be in Parliament not Kibera”.

The last time President Kenyatta addressed the parliamentary joint sitting as per the constitution, MPs from both the majority and the minority side gave him a standing ovation for talking tough against corruption.


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