On Wednesday, CORD leaders led a rally at Uhuru Park in solidarity with striking teachers. However, it does not take Einstein’s brain to see that the teachers were being used as pawns in a bigger political chess game.
These rallies by the Opposition are becoming redundant and Kenyans are taking notice.
As Raila Odinga and his supporters were addressing Kenyans at Uhuru Park, those not in attendance took to social media to share their opinion. Most were disappointed with the rally, terming it more of a political rally than its intended purpose; teachers.
Here are some of the reactions
Si Raila angekuja nimpee kazi badala ya kutupigia kelele Uhuru Park?
— IG:Wilson_is_Osinde (@Osindewilson) September 23, 2015
LOL>”@bettywaitherero: But Ababu is one bright nigga saa hii ange kuwa Uhuru Park akivaa uniform but nope he is in New York City wassup!”
— SteveiBelieve.co.ke (@SteveiBelieve1) September 23, 2015
Going to Uhuru Park… To watch people … Who will go back to chill in their Jacuzzis .. while you head back to your miserable life ? — Regan (@reag_reagan) September 23, 2015
hao wasee wa cord kama ni patriots watoke uhuru park waende wa support ababu namwamba. 50% paycut.
— ✈Sir k!✈ (@KariukiTN) September 23, 2015
Kuuliza tu, rally ya CORD Uhuru Park italipa waalimu, ama itarudisha watoto shule — Ronny Aloyo (@ronnyaloyo) September 23, 2015
where are the more than200k striking teachers @ uhuru park. pity
— moses njaga (@mosdeff88) September 23, 2015
Awaiting the effect of this cord rally at Uhuru park on issues at hand
— David Mbatia (@_mbatia_) September 23, 2015
We have more police than than normal wananchi at Uhuru Park. They are armed with rungus, dogs & rifles. That must have scared away CORD guys
— 100% Nairobian (@CityInTheSun) September 23, 2015
uhuru park and all other rallies are nonsense ii utoto sipendi. i wld want to see better from politicians a very dissapointed Kenyan now — Muhoro’s Son (@Mzukagatinu) September 23, 2015
— FIELD MARSHAL 1963 (@KiKimathi53) September 23, 2015
Those at Uhuru park are cord supporters…not teachers…If they really support teachers; let’s see them accepting the salary slash — Njeri Kareithi (@deekareithi) September 23, 2015
Uhuru Park #CORDRally an act of self flagellation N policy bankruptcy.A govt in waiting generates concrete alternative policies NOT drama!
— Kahara Kubai (@CyrusKublai) September 23, 2015
I wouldn’t be surprised to find out teachers didn’t show up at Uhuru park. Only the poor unemployed mwananchi used by politicians — *Michael Shoe Maker* (@ki_bet) September 23, 2015
The funny thing is all these speakers at Uhuru park can actually combine and pay the teachers if they really wanted to #KenyanShortStories
— #MadeInKisumu (@MaxwellOchola) September 23, 2015
iyo crowd iko uhuru park, ata haiwezi fikia population ya village moja pale tharaka nithi
— Tallam (@evanstallam) September 23, 2015
As CORD are making unnecessary noise at Uhuru Park the senate proceeding is going on Bills are passed since no opposition is present — Kelvin Thuo (@ThuoKelvo) September 23, 2015
90% of uhuru park attendees,failed in national exams.CORD should marshall numbers in parliament,legislate to pay teachers,reopen schools
— Sura Kiatu (@Sura_Ya_Kiatu) September 23, 2015
Its just politics as usual at uhuru park nothing special
— Edwin Bisonga (@BisongaEdwin) September 23, 2015
Uhuru Park: As a president when you give opposition an opportunity to attack you on issues you should have addressed. That is a failure.
— Charles O. Sonko (@MaskiniMilionea) September 23, 2015
#ThingsYouThinkAreTrueButArent, armchair activists tweeting from their bedrooms calling themselves ‘change agents’ but wanaogopa Uhuru Park
— Mc’Olonde Charles (@mcolonde) September 23, 2015
Any time I see crowds gather for a rally, mid-week at Uhuru Park, I realise how REAL UN-EMPLOYMENT IS. REALLY SAD ! — Radicalized (@Phace_Rangu) September 23, 2015
#cord idlers in uhuru park. Yaani hawa watu hawana kazi ya kufanya? This can’t solve anything but they are trying gain relevance.
— sneiper (@blue_bouy) September 23, 2015
I can see a bunch of fraudsters at Uhuru Park pretending to be saints. They steal through parliament and rush to Uhuru park to shout! — THUKU KARIUKI (@ThukuKariuki) September 23, 2015
Catch them live …..now at uhuru park hahaha pic.twitter.com/JE39wP8a8s
— Abdi qani ahmed haji (@Haji_junior1) September 23, 2015
— Collins Ogutu (@CKogutuh) September 23, 2015
you mean some poverty stricken busy bodies are at Uhuru park…hahaa.Eti kutetea walimu!! Be serious!..
— kamaumaina (@kamaukamwanas) September 23, 2015
These Idlers going to Uhuru park most likely haven’t gone to school, yet they support teachers.. #irony galore
— David mufc (@Davy_Kar) September 23, 2015
Baba would have saved himself, kalonzo n his students the hustle, if he did his job in govt, hapa Uhuru park hakuna kitu. — Munene Kioru (@MuneneKioru) September 23, 2015
Stupidity has no limits. whatever the Uhuru Park thing will achieve, only Satan knows
— Alex Ondeng’ © (@ondeng2013) September 23, 2015
Almost forgot we have clowns for politicians. Uhuru Park rally is a timely reminder SMH — iDread® (@iDread_) September 23, 2015
First was sugar rallies….Now pro teachers rally at Uhuru Park. The end??? Nothing much to be expected.
— Benjamin Muriuki (@benjamuriuki) September 23, 2015
Kenyans clearly do not have time for petty polltics….Uhuru park is empty! — THE SEASON (@castrofy26) September 23, 2015
— Kane.. (@Kane_Qoech) September 23, 2015
Teachers want a salary increment but do they know thousand of degree holders are at Uhuru park listening to their cry because jobless? — Meddyliwr (@Farah_254) September 23, 2015
uhuru should be shocked.. uhuru park is full on a working day. Unemplyment or what
— Chirry Torut (@ChirryC) September 23, 2015
??? I can’t hold my laughter this Uhuru Park meeting is a real joke the pin pops especially — Njeri Joe (@arabella_gracey) September 23, 2015
Teachers saying they don’t eat court orders,wonder if they will eat the rally at Uhuru Park
— Kiptoo C.Lomaria (@CrissLomaria) September 23, 2015
Check out the crowd levels at Uhuru Park,maybe thats why CORD want Waiguru out, to keep the youths idle and attending their pathetic rallies — ☠☤TheInstigator☤☠ (@Just_a_KenN) September 23, 2015
Hate speech left right and center at uhuru park. How is that going to help the teachers?
— Fugitive (@MarcTanui) September 23, 2015
If the opposition (Uhuru Park) fought a war for the poor, then Kibera, Kawangware, Mathare slums and all would be better infra-structured!
— Robert K’odingo (@TheRealKodingo) September 23, 2015
lakini ujinga ingine ni ya hali ya juu,sasa mtu anataka ashikwe mkono azungushwe akionyeshwa ile kazi uhunye amefanya?,nkt upus Uhuru Park — GGG™ (@gathutopper) September 23, 2015
Cord leaders are just politicizing this education crisis at Uhuru park than putting the children’s interests firsts.
— Miss_Manyarkiy (@SharonManyarkiy) September 23, 2015
CORD Uhuru Park rally. Using teachers strike to get a spot on prime time news but mwananchi will think they’re after teachers interest.
— kisauti (@WaKimuyu) September 23, 2015
Sahii mtu anapigwa na jua uko Uhuru Park na ushago watu wanajua ye ni Daktari wa Nairobi. — Ruto. (@GiddyLfc) September 23, 2015
Am not convinced it is the teachers’ interest being sought in Uhuru Park
— Nabutola (@Jeff_Domain) September 23, 2015
how will this Uhuru park rally help to raise 17b for teachers — CATE KA (@ka_cate) September 23, 2015
As a practicing politician I can confirm to you that there is a demon, an evil spirit that resides in the microphone. Just see Uhuru Park!
— Arnold Maliba (@ArnoldMaliba) September 23, 2015
Whatever these leaders are talking about at Uhuru Park is just politics. Nothing else.
— IG: vickii254™ (@vickii254) September 23, 2015
Uhuru must go na uko Uhuru park. — Kung Okwonfree (@Okwonfree) September 23, 2015
— Nyeri Politician (@ngunjiriwambugu) September 23, 2015
Being a CORD supporter this is too much. I quit. #Cordrally
— Patrick Tito (@Patriktito) September 23, 2015
Waiguru has been mentioned more times than the teachers and students at the #CORDRally
— Waweru. (@martinwilshere) September 23, 2015
— Charles Okuku (@charles_okuku) September 23, 2015
You realize how deep we are when more than 10 successive elected reps only talk of the WHAT rather than the HOW. #CordRally
— Wainaina. (@symowain) September 23, 2015