Oscar Sudi, Kosgey among 10 silent MPs in National Assembly – report

Oscar Sudi, Kosgey among 10 silent MPs in National Assembly – report

A new report has revealed that 10 male Members of Parliament made absolutely no contribution during plenary in the National Assembly for the period September 2017 and December 2018.

Among them are Emgwen MP Alex Kosgey, his Kapseret counterpart Oscar Sudi as well as Charles Kamuren (Baringo South), Samuel Arama (Nakuru Town West), James Githua Wamacukuru (Kabete), Justus Kizito (Shinyalu), Alfred Sambu (Webuye East), and Joshua Adama (Nyakach).

The report, released Sunday by Mzalendo Trust, ranked Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa as one of the best performing members in the House alongside Joseph Kirui Limo (Kipkelion East) and Robert Pukose (Endebess).

David Sankok, Jacqueline Adhiambo Oduol and Godfrey Osotsi topped the list of the most active nominated MPs at the National Assembly, with Abshiro Halake, Mary Yiane Senata and Gertrude Musuve Inama leading nominated Senators.

At least 5 out of the 47 women representatives were also rated silent, including Anab Mohamed (Garissa), Lilian Tomitom (West Pokot), Irene Kasalu (Kitui), Jane Wanjuki (Embu) and Jane Chebaibai (Elgeyo Marakwet).

Sabina Chege (Murang’a), Gladys Boss Shollei (Uasin Gishu) and Gladys Atieno Nyasuna (Homa Bay) were named the best performing Women Representatives.

Johnson Sakaja (Nairobi), Mutula Kilonzo Junior (Makueni) and Moses Wetangula (Bungoma) topped the list at the Senate where Anwar Loitiptip (Lamu), Issa Juma Boy (Kwale) and Gideon Moi (Baringo) came last.

“What’s interesting about the results is that some of these silent MPs in the House are the most vocal politicians outside the house,” said Caroline Gaita, the Executive Director for Mzalendo Trust.

“The Country faced many challenges in the period under review and this begs the question why some members of parliament, including those from areas affected say by floods, drought and insecurity would not raise the issues in the house.”

The report further added that: “An analysis of the data according to Counties shows that representatives from Embu, Lamu, Nyamira, Isiolo and Bomet cumulatively spoke the least while Trans-Nzoia was the top county, with MPs from across the 4 constituencies actively engaging in parliament.”