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11th Parliament is over, do you know these MPs?

Without MPs who form part of the Executive, a lot of the work in Parliament now takes place in the committees.

They are the ones that vet nominees from the Executive, consider sessional papers and carry out investigations as well as consider petitions for the removal or reprimand of members of the Executive or heads of the independent commissions.

Still, there is a lot that happens on the floor of both the Senate and the National Assembly, where debate and lobbying determine the directions that matters take, and decisions made by committees can be applauded or overturned.


While we cannot claim to say that the popularity of a politician can be gauged by how much noise they make, we can point out the MPs you are unlikely to notice if you were to meet in the street.

So, as Parliament comes to a close, we ask, do you know these MPs?

1. Joash Olum (Langata, ODM):


The bespectacled legislator is listed on as having made three speeches on the floor of the House; his maiden speech, a contribution on a Motion by his colleague Chachu Ganya and then on the Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill.

2. Susan Chebet (Elgeyo-Marakwet Woman Rep, Jubilee):

The former administrative officer at Moi University is among the unrecognisable woman reps.

3. George Theuri (Embakasi West, Jubilee):

The youthful legislator was mostly seen and not heard. reports that he spoke 34 times in the House in 48 months.

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SOURCE: Daily Nation