19 MPs Never Spoke in Parliament in 2019 - Report

  • File image of Parliament in session
    File image of Parliament in session
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  • A report released on Wednesday, July 8 revealed 19 Members of Parliament who failed to speak in the National Assembly since 2019.

    The report compiled by Mzalendo Trust, a Parliamentary Monitoring Organization (PMO), noted that the legislators' performance undermines the role of the House.

    The Mzalendo report highlighted that the MPs failure to speak in Parliament since 2019 made output in the 12th Parliament low.

    Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi on October 2016 where he was faced with three counts of forging his academic certificates.
    Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi on October 2016 where he was faced with three counts of forging his academic certificates.
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    The 19 MPs included Abdi Tepo (Isiolo South), Abdi Shurie (Balambala), Ahmed Gaal (Tarbaj), Johnson Naicca (Mumias West), Amin Deddy (Laikipia East) Geofrey Kingagi (Mbeere South), James Gakuya (Embakasi North), George Aladwa (Makadara).

    John Owino (Awendo), Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), Stanley Muthama (Lamu West), Gideon Konchella (Kilgoris), Justus Kizito (Shinyalu), Samuel Arama (Nakuru Town West), Alfred Sambu (Webuye East) and James Mukwe (Kabuchai).

    The Senate also had legislators who did not speak with Busia Senator Amos Wako and his Nominated counterpart Halima Abdille Mohamud failing to make a contribution in the House.

    Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi and his Nakuru Town West counterpart Samuel Arama made no contributions in the house since 2017.

    Sudi took to social media after the report was released as he responded to it by saying, "It has happened so what".

    The top four performing members of the National Assembly were Millie Odhiambo (Subs North), David Ole Sankok (Nominated), Wilberforce Ojiambo (Funyula) and Robert Pukose (Endebess).

    The best performing female Members of the National Assembly were Millie Odhiambo (Suba North), Jacqueline Adhiambo (Nominated), Jeniffer Shamala (Nominated), Ruweida Mohammed (Lamu) and Sophia Abdi (Ijara).

    The Top four performing Senators were Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet), Ledama Olekina (Narok), Johnson Sakaja (Nairobi).

    The Best performing female Senators included Getrude Musuruve (Nominated), Abshiro Halake (Nominated), Farhiya Haji (Nominated), Agnes Zani (Nominated) and Mary Seneta (Nominated).

    Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen addressing the Senate on June 16, 2020.
    Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen addressing the Senate on June 16, 2020.
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