A big number of Members of Parliament MPs) do not make make any contribution in the National Assembly where it matters most in execution of their legislative mandate but are very vocal in political rallies, a new report on the ranking of lawmakers has revealed.
According to the new report released by Mzalendo Trust yesterday focusing on 2020 amid coronavirus pandemic, the survey further shows some legislators do not attend the parliamentary session regularly.
Among those profiled as having fallen short of their core mandate are Oscar Sudi( Kapseret), Sylvanus Osoro( South Mugirango) and George Aladwa( Makadara).
Additionally, 31 MPs and three senators did not make any contribution in the National Assembly and Senate last year.
“175 MPs made less than 10 contributions in the plenary translating to 50 per cent of the House, only 125 MPs spoke between 10-50 times equivalent to 37 per cent and 33 members contributed over 50 times amounting to 9 per cent,” stated the report.
“32 senators made over 50 contributions which is 48 per cent while 19 ranged from 10-50 and only four made less than 10 contributions.”
The report indicates that the number of silent MPs in the National Assembly increased from 21 in 2019 to 31 last year, while in the Senate the number rose marginally from one to three.
Mzalendo Trust’s report reveals silent lawmakers to be; Alfred Sambu(Webuye East), Gideon Konchellah(Kilgoris), Imran Okoth(Kibra), Mathias Robi(Kuria West), Patrick Munene(Chuka/Igambang’ombe), Charles Gimose(Hamisi), George Kariuki(Ndia), Marwa Kitayama( Kuria East), Alfred Sambu(Webuye East), Fred Ouda(Kisumu Central), Richard Onyonka(Kitutu Chache South), Bady Twalib(Jomvu), Aduma Owuor(Nyakach), Lokiru Ali Mohamed(Turkana East), Ernest Kivai(Vihiga), Maalim Kulow(Banisa), Said Haribae(Galole) and Maina Kamanda(Nominated).
Report indicates nine Woman Representatives did not speak on the floor of
the House last year.
“Jane Chebaibai(Elgeyo Marakwet), Jane Njiru(Embu), Anab Gure(Garissa), Irene Kasalu(Kitui), Amina Gedow(Mandera), Asha Mohammed(Mombasa),Lilian Tomitom (West Pokot), Janet Teyiaa(Kajiado) and Rose Mumo(Makueni).
However, the report ranked Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa as one of the best performing members in the House together with , Joseph Limo(Kipkelion East), Millie Odhiambo(Suba North), Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), Sabina Chege (Murang’a)
and David Sankok(Nominated).
Both Odhiambo and Sankok have demonstrated consistency, having also made it to the top in the 2019 ranking.
In the Senate, Johnson Sakaja(Nairobi), Samson Cherargei(Nandi), Moses Wetang’ula(Bungoma), Ledama ole Kina (Narok), Farhiya Ali Haji(Nominated) and Getrude Musuruve(Nominated).
Top women performers in the National Assembly include Odhiambo(Mbita), Chege (Murang’a), Gladys Wanga(Homa Bay), Rachael Nyamai(Kitui South) and Eve Obara (Kabondo Kasipul).
Nominated Senators dominated the Senate list, with Haji, Musuruve, Alice Milgo, Abshiro Halakhe and Petronila Were.
Top Woman Representatives include Ms Chege, Wanga (Homa Bay), Ruweida Mohamed(Lamu), Gedi(Wajir) and Florence Mutua (Busia) while the top Independent MPs are William Chepkut(Ainabkoi), Mwirigi(Igembe South), Partrick Musimba(Kibwezi West), Shakeel Shabir(Kismu Town East) and Charles Kilonzo (Yatta).