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Senator Gideon Moi, MP Oscar Sudi lead list of lawmakers who didn’t speak in Parliament in 2020 as Mzalendo Trust releases report

Mzalendo Trust has released the names of the lawmakers who have been active and inactive in 2020 in Parliament, with Baringo County Senator Gideon Moi and Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi leading the list of legislatures that did not contribute in the House.

According to the report titled 2020 Parliamentary Scorecard that was released on Monday 28 June 2021, it highlighted that the number of Members of the National Assembly and Senators who did not contribute to Parliament has continued to rise.

The report said that the number of silent MPs in the National Assembly rose by ten and the Senate by two, compared to 2019.

“In the National Assembly for instance, 31 Members failed to make any contribution in the plenary compared to 21 in 2019. In the Senate, the number of silent members rose marginally by two, to three,” read the report in part.

In the Senate, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, Philip Mpaayei (Kajiado) and nominated senator Victor Prengei made zero contributions in the plenary.

In the National Assembly, silent members include; Jane Chebaibai (Elgeyo Marakwet), Jane Njiru (Embu), Anab Gure (Garissa), Irene Kasalu (Kitui), Rose Mumo (Makueni), Amina Gedow (Mandera), Asha Mohammed (Mombasa), Lilian Tomitom (West Pokot), Janet Teyiaa (Kajiado), Ernest Kivai (Vihiga), Alfred Sambu (Webuye East), Imran Okoth (Kibra), George Kariuki (Ndia), Joshua Aduma Owuor (Nyakach), Sylvanus Osoro (South Mugirango), Lokiru Ali Mohamed (Turkana East).

Others are Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), Gideon Konchella (Kilgoris), Fred Ouda (Kisumu Central), Richard Onyonka (Kitutu Chache South), Mathias Robi (Kuria West), Marwa Kitayama (Kuria East), Bady Twalib (Jomvu), George Aladwa (Makadara), Abdi Shurie (Mbalambala), Maalim Kulow (Banissa), Patrick Ntwiga Chuka/Igambang’ombe), Said Haribae (Galole), Charles Gimose (Hamisi) and Maina Kamanda (Nominated).

Top-performing members of the National Assembly include; Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu), Joseph Limo (Kipkelion East), Millie Odhiambo Mabona (Suba North), David Sankok (Nominated), Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini) and Sabina Chege (Murang’a).

In the Senate, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, Samson Cherargei (Nandi), Moses Wetangula (Bungoma), Ledama ole Kina (Narok), Farhiya Ali Haji (Nominated) and Getrude Musuruve (Nominated) made the most contributions.

The report noted that 175 MPs spoke less than ten times, 128 between 10-50 times, while 33 MPs spoke more than 50 times.

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