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REVEALED: ‘Silent’ MPs who have never spoken in Parliament

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Despite drawing millions of shillings in salary and allowances, 10 MPs have never spoken on the floor of Parliament, according to Hansard reports.

In a new report that focuses on the period between September 2017 and December 2018, 45 MPs made less than 10 contributions in the plenary despite each one of them having drawn at least Sh16 million in salaries and allowances over that period.

Some of the MPs are seldom seen in Parliament, so much that orderlies often harass them, mistaking them for strangers.

The “silent” MPs are Justus Kizito (ODM, Shinyalu), Oscar Sudi (Jubilee, Kapsaret) James Wamacukuru (Jubilee, Kabete), Alfred Sambu (ANC, Webuye East), Joshua Adama (ODM, Nyakach), Samuel Arama (Jubilee, Nakuru West), Alex Kosgey (Jubilee, Emgwen) and Charles Kamuren (Jubilee, Baringo South). However, Mr Kamuren came late into Parliament after he was elected in a by-election conducted on August 2018.

CONTRIBUTIONS

Five Woman Representatives have also never uttered a word on the floor of the House. These are Anab Mohamed (Garissa), Lilian Tomitom (West Pokot), Irene Kasalu (Kitui), Jane Wanjuki (Embu) and Jane Chebaibai (Elgeyo Marakwet).

Other poor contributors are Safia Sheikh (Marsabit), Amina Hassan (Mandera), Lydia Mizighi (Taita Taveta), Jerusha Momanyi (Nyamira) and Mombasa’s Asha Mohamed who have spoken less than eight times.

MPs who had spoken only five times during the period are Gabriel Mukuha (Githunguri), Shadrack Mose (Kitutu Masaba), John Paul Mwirigi (Igembe South) and Annie Wanjiku (Gatundu North). Samuel Kinuthia (Subukia), Gabriel Tongoyo (Narok West), Patrick Kimani (Thika Town) and Mercy Gakuya (Kasarani) made only four contributions.

Beatrice Kones (Bomet East), Alfred Agoi (Sabatia), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Abdi Mude (Lafey), Charles Gimose (Vihiga) and James Lusweti (Kabuchai) have spoken three times while Lemanken Aramat (Narok East), Mathias Nyamabe (Kuria East), Daniel Wanyama (Webuye West), Lokiru Ali (Turkana East) and Ken Okoth (Kibra) only rose twice to speak.

Mr Okoth has been unwell and away in hospital for the better part of the 12th Parliament. Makadara’s George Aladwa and James Mwangi of Tetu have only made one statement on the floor.

SILENT MPs

Senators who rarely speak:

In the Senate, Lamu’s Anwar Loitiptip, Philip Mpaayei (Kajiado), Prengei Victor (nominated), Falhada Dekow (nominated), Christine Gona (nominated), Millicent Omanga (nominated), Mercy Chebeni (nominated), Abdullahi Ibrahim (Wajir), Issa Juma Boy (Kwale) and Gideon Moi (Baringo) rank last in the number of times that they have articulated issues in the House.

“Some of these silent MPs in the House are the most vocal politicians outside,” Caroline Gaita, the Executive Director for Mzalendo Trust, told the Sunday Nation. Mzalendo Trust, which operates the website www.mzalendo.com, is a parliamentary monitoring organisation that has been releasing a scorecard highlighting the performance of MPs since 2014.

According to the organisation’s first scorecard for the 12th Parliament, “ten Members of the National Assembly did not speak at all by December 2018, 96 spoke less than 20 times while three spoke less than 20 times in the Senate. Of the 47 women representatives, 15 also spoke less than 20 times while five did not speak at all.”

Source:Sunday Nation

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  1. Geofrey audi

    June 23, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Some mp’s
    are still learning standing orders of parliament

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Nyashinski’s wife shows off her engagement ring

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Mrs Nyamari a.k.a Nyashinki’s wife – Zipporah Bett – has a message to thots and hairazzzz.

The fashionista who owns a design clothing shop dubbed Zia Fashions has spoken up for the first time since her traditional wedding.

A fortnight or so ago, rapper Nyashinki accompanied by his boys went to Nandi to pay dowry to Zippy’s parents.

It went well.

Now, she is official engagement to get married to one of Kenya’s eligible bachelors.

Today, she showed off her ring and sent a cryptic message.

Zippy, wrote, ‘bet you can hear my laugh from there…’

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Boy, 9, hangs himself

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A family in Nyandarua is mourning the death of their nine-year-old son, who allegedly killed himself.

Nyumba Kumi Initiative chairman Stephen Njuguna said the boy was reported missing early Wednesday and a search team was mobilized.

Mr Njuguna said that the body of the boy was found dangling from a tree in a maize farm near his home.

“We do not know why the boy killed himself but police have launched investigations,” Mr Njuguna said.

He added that he was yet confirm reports that the boy had differed with some of his family members.

The boy’s mother Esther Mumbi said her son left home on Tuesday and never returned.

“He informed me that he was going to his grandmother’s compound to get some fruits but he never returned home.

“I was later informed that he and his elder brother had a tiff before I arrived home,” said Ms Mumbi.

Nyandarua Police Commander Gideon Ngumi  said the body of the victim was moved to JM Memorial Level Four Hospital awaiting postmortem.

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Popular content developer Abel Mutua, wife celebrate 11 years together

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Content developer-cum-actor Abel Mutua and his wife Judy Nyawira today celebrate 11 years together.

Abel, credited for the success of comedians Njugush and Dj Shiti, wrote a heartfelt yet humorous message to his better half:

“Enyewe God ni msoo kama hapa ndio tumetoka babe! Happy anniversary love. Tungeenda katrip lakini mfuko inainsist tugonge kikombe ya supu na mutuch pale kwa Wangai.

“Leo nilikuwa nikuharibu na mutura ya thao lakini soo tatu nimenunua tokens. Wacha tuone ya soo saba inatoshana aje.

“I love you my baby. 11 years down 89 to go. After 100 Wacha tusample maraiya wengine tafadhali,” he wrote.

Njugush, a close family friend, also sent the couple a comical message:

“@judynyawira una nguvu…kuishi na mtu kama @abelmutua nyumba moja a whole 11 years! Happy anniversary…fanya kazi ya bwana.

“Abel makucha ndio bado hujaacha kukula lakini tujipatie another 11 tuone kama utabadilika….ni thahiri kuwa unaendelea kuzeeka huku mkeo akizidi kupyengekatuko nawe pensioner…lakini nyinyi wawili ni waroho safi ajaaabmnajua siwapendi! #RealOnes,” wrote the comedian.

Meeting

According to Abel, he met Judy at Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) during his last year of study.

The Mutuas.

“I never dated in college until the last semester of my final year. And guess what, that girl I met two months before I left college ended up being my wife,” he said in a past interview.

The couple tied the knot in 2015 with Dr Ofweneke emceeing the event for free after their wedding budget ran out.

Workaholic

Abel, who is the mind behind popular local shows ‘The Real Househelps of Kawangware,’ ‘Hapa Kule News’ and ‘Sue na Jonnie’ once admitted to collapsing in the bathroom due to exhaustion.

“After four years of constant writing and acting, I collapsed in the bathroom one evening from sheer exhaustion and I knew it was time to take a break.

“I’d overexerted myself. I felt I had nothing left to give so I quit my job, which some thought was very stupid and some thought was very brave,” he narrated.

The multitalented content creator co-owns Phil-lit Productions with Philip Karanja, who he also met at KIMC.

Congratulations Abel and Judy.

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