By Kiptanui Rutto
Is the silence of Kajiado Senator Philip Mpaayei a sign of working for the people? No!
Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina was ranked as the top-performing senator by Mzalendo Watch (the body which tracks the activities of Kenyan legislators).
His Bungoma counterpart Moses Wetangula came second followed by Aaron Cheruiyot (Kericho) and Ochilo Ayako (Migori).
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja was ranked as the top performing youth in the senate followed by Nandi’s Senator Samson Cherargei and Aaron Cheruiyot of Kericho came third.
The ‘most silent’ senators were Philip Mpaayei (Kajiado), Mercy Chebeni (Nominated), Christine Zawadi (Nominated),), Amos Wako (Busia) and Halima Abdille (Nominated).
In the National Assembly, Nominated MP David Sankok, who hails from Narok, came second in a list led by Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo. Wilberforce Oundo (Funyula) and Robert Pukose (Endebess) came fourth and fifth respectively.
Sankok, representing PWDs was also ranked the most vocal followed by Godfrey Osotsi representing workers and Jacqueline Oduol representing marginalised women.
The top-performing youth in the National Assembly is Kimilili’s Didmus Baraza followed by Sabina Chege, Ndindi Nyoro and John Mwirigi.
On account of the number of speeches, ODM is the best-performing party, followed by Jubilee and ANC. ODM Senators are above the average performance of Senate.
The average speech counts in the National Assembly were 20 and 63% of the total number of members of the National Assembly scored below average.