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March 22, 2018

NASA MPs only appear in Parliament to ‘sign register’

Minority leader John Mbadi during the induction of new MPs at a Nairobi hotel september 18,2017.Photo/HEZRON NJOROGE
Minority leader John Mbadi during the induction of new MPs at a Nairobi hotel september 18,2017.Photo/HEZRON NJOROGE

NASA has not submitted names for crucial House committees and MPs only appear to sign the register.

Only Suba South MP John Mbadi of NASA has been named as the Minority Leader in the National Assembly.

Among the key positions that NASA is yet to nominate members are the Deputy Minority Leader, the Minority Whip, the Deputy Minority Whip and the House Business Committee.

A good number of opposition legislators have been showing up in the House just to sign the attendance register.

On Wednesday, Majority Leader Aden Duale said, “They troop in just to sign the attendance register and leave. It is a confirmation they are attending the House, contrary to the directive issued by their leader Raila Odinga,” he said .

When President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed a joint sitting of the Senate and the National Assembly, the opposition legislators skipped the session, arguing the Supreme Court had already nullified his victory and should not address them.

Suna East MP Junet Mohamed is said to be eyeing the Deputy Minority Whip. Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa was proposed for the seat.

Lugari MP Ayub Savula has said he is the designate Deputy Minority Leader.

Raila is said to have earmarked Mishi Mboko as the PSC commissioner to replace Homa Bay woman representative Gladys Wanga.

NASA has three slots in the PSC, while Jubilee has four.

ANC and Wiper will get one slot each.


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