By Steve Mkawale
Kenyan MPs who are among the best paid legislators in the world were at it again they were too engaged to attend to proceedings in the House.
A Parliament with 219 MPs, with three vacant seats following the deaths of John Michuki, Prof George Saitoti and Orwa Ojodeh could hardly raise 30 MPs to enable them discuss critical issues facing Kenya.
Consequently, Parliament on Wednesday morning was forced to adjourn its sitting after a record 47 minutes of business, due to lack of quorum.
Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim was forced to drop a number of questions appearing on the morning Order Paper due to either the absence of Member of Parliament or cabinet ministers.
Mr Maalim was also forced to defer five private members Bills and motions that were at various stages of debate due to the absence of members.
There were 11 questions listed on the Order Paper but only one MP was present to ask his question-Wajir South MP Mahamed Sirat-who was not even lucky to stay in the House. He was kicked out for misconduct.
Parliament has two sittings on Wednesdays with the morning session beginning at 9am till 12.30pm while the afternoon sitting commences at 2.30pm ending at 6.30pm.