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Zziwa Ends EALA Legal Battle

By Jibril Adan and Kobia Mwirichia

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has affirmed the Government’s determination to sustain the trend of investing heavily in the education sector.

The President said the Jubilee Government has set the record of investing more resources than any other administration in efforts to radically transform teaching and learning in Kenya.

“As much as possible, treatment sick http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-media-v1-1-endpoint.php our desire is to exceed the expectations set by various regional, viagra approved pan-African and global frameworks, including the Millennium Development Goals,” said the President.

President Kenyatta spoke when he opened the 8th Education International (EI) Africa Regional Conference at Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC).

He said Kenya’s ambition to become a globally competitive and prosperous nation is accompanied by a commitment to maintain its position as a hub for education, with an emphasis on science and technology.

“Our emphasis is premised on the understanding that integration and globalization are essentially technology-driven,” he said.

The President said the Government is focused on introducing learners to ICT at the earliest opportunity in order to develop and maintain a competitive edge.


“The destiny of our youth rests in the skills and values education imparts on them. This is why there is a solid Africa-wide consensus that education must remain largely a public good,” he said.

The President said modern education goals aspire to proceed beyond mere literacy and that was why the Government is committed to investing more resources on ICT.

The Head of State also called on teachers to be patient as the Government balances the requirements of the education sector.

He said teachers’ pay was one variable against several others which needed constant attention.

The President urged teachers to be patient because great strides have been made over recent years in improving remuneration for teachers.

He noted that Kenyans take pride in the fact that the education sector has been getting the biggest chunk of resources since independence despite the economic challenges.

“One of the commitments we made was to introduce technology to schools. There are challenges but that has not deterred us and we will deliver on those commitments,” he said.

The President said the Government will make sure every school in the country is connected to electricity by the end of the current financial year.

The conference is organized by Education International which has a membership of 348 institutions representing more the 30 million individual institutions.

Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi, Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, Knut Secretary General Wilson Sossion and the secretary general of Education International Fred Van Leeuwan spoke at the function.
The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) has allowed the withdrawal of an Application by the Former Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA, cost http://curiousmediums.com/wp-includes/class-wp-role.php Margaret Zziwa, seeking to stop her impeachment, Chimp Corps report.

The Court granted this week withdrawal of the Application because the prayers sought have been over taken by events.

The Court scheduled the main case for 23rd February 2015 when a scheduling conference will be held to plan for the hearing of the case by Hon. Zziwa against the Secretary General challenging the legality of her removal from the office of EALA Speaker.

EALA on December 17 voted to remove Zziwa from office, citing the inability of the Speaker to perform the functions of the office arising from misconduct in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty and the Rules of procedure.

Zziwa was also accused of unilaterally making a decision to stop rotation sittings in contravention of the provisions of the Administration of the EALA Act, 2012.

The Speaker was also accused of wasting resources of the Community through poor time management, unnecessary delays, postponement of meetings and laisser-faire attitude to Assembly provisions.

She had protested to the court, saying her impeachment was illegal and politically-motivated.

Mr. Stephen Agaba, representing the Secretary General of the East African Community, did not oppose the application of withdrawal made by the Counsel for Hon. Zziwa, having realized that the prayers had been overtaken by events.

Mr. Agaba submitted to Court the supporting document, a supplementary Affidavit, sworn by the Deputy Secretary General in charge of Political Federation Mr. Charles Njoroge, on behalf of the Secretary General indicating that following the fact that Committee on Legal, Rules and Privileges concluded the investigations on 16th December 2014; the Assembly had already met and considered the Report on the investigation of the complaints raised in the motion for the removal of the Speaker from Office and that Hon. Margaret Zziwa had already been impeached  and a new Speaker elected.

The matters came before a bench of the Judges of the First Instance Division composed of Honourable  Justice Jean Bosco Butasi (Principal Judge), Justice Isaac Lenaola (Deputy Principal Judge), Justice Dr. Faustin Ntezilyayo, Lady Justice Monica Mugenyi and Justice Fakihi A . Jundu in open Court.

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