Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen on Wednesday
expressed his reservations regarding the recent ranking of senators by Mzalendo
Taking to Twitter, Murkomen stated that the body was
creating the impression that his performance was under par.
Further, the senator argued that the report was misleading
members of the public.
“Mzalendo is creating the impression that my performance was
under par. Not that it matters but I think they are misleading members of the
public,” he tweeted.
The post attracted a number of reactions, many wondering
what was used to measure the performance of senators.
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“But what is the yardstick of performance? Legislative
achievements in terms of bills introduced by a senator and passed into law or
oral verbosity and theatrics?” asked Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi.
“For me, it is first an MPs contribution to the
Appropriation Bill & he succeeds in it to allocate development to his
Village and then, the Bills initiated by the MP to fix societal ills,” opined
lawyer Donald Kipkorir.
Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina and his counterpart Johnson
Sakaja (Nairobi) were ranked among the best performing governors by Mzalendo
The body, which tracks the activities of Kenyan legislators,
ranked Ole Kina as the top-performing senator, followed by Moses Wetangula
(Bungoma), Aaron Cheruiyot (Kericho) and Ochilo Ayako (Migori).
Sakaja was ranked as the top performing youth in the senate
followed by Samson Cherargei (Nandi), Aaron Cheruiyot (Kericho) and Moses
109 was considered as the average speech count in the senate
and the report indicated that 60% of the senators scored way below that.
The ‘most silent’ senators were Mercy Chebeni (Nominated),
Christine Zawadi (Nominated), Philip Mpaayei (Kajiado), Amos Wako (Busia) and
Halima Abdille (Nominated).
On account of the number of speeches, ODM was ranked as the best-performing party, followed by Jubilee and ANC.