Thirty-one members of the National Assembly did not speak at all in 2020, this is according to the Mzalendo 2020 Parliamentary Scorecard report.
Among those in the list of silent members who did not speak at all in plenary both in 2019 and 2020 include; Abdi Shurie (Balambala), Alfred Sambu (Webuye East), Amina Gedow (Mandera), George Aladwa (Makadara), Gideon Konchellah (Kilgoris), Imran Okoth (Kibra), Oscar Sudi (Kipseret), and Makueni County Woman Representative Rose Mumo Museo.
According to the report released on Monday, June 28, Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu), Joseph Limo (Kipkelion West), David Ole Sankok (Nominated), Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), and Robert Pukose (Endebess) are the best performing male MPs.
MPs Millie Odhiambo (Suba North), Sabina Chege (Murang’a County), Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay County), Rachael Nyamai (Kitui South), and Eve Akinyi Obara (Kasipul Kabondo0 are the highest-rated female lawmakers.
Full list of the silent MPs
Victor Prangei (Nominated), Gideon Moi (Baringo) and Philip Mpaayei (Kajiado) are the worst performing senators according to Mzalendo, a project that keeps an eye on the Kenyan parliament. Its findings are based on a straightforward quantitative metric: the total number of times the Member of Parliament spoke as recorded in Hansard.
The best performing male senators include; Johnson Sakaja (Nairobi County), Cherargei Samson (Nandi County), Moses Wetangula (Bungoma County), Ledama Ole Kina (Narok County) and Murang’a County’s Irungu Kang’ata.
The top five performing female senators are all nominated. They include; Farhiya Ali Haji, Gertrude Musuruve, Milgo Alice Chepkorir, Abshiro Halake and Petronila Were.