Nom­i­nated MPs warm House seats with­out work­ing

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

Siaya MCAs have blamed their nom­i­nated col­leagues for wa­ter­ing down the qual­ity of law­mak­ing, ac­cus­ing them of not con­tribut­ing to de­bate or be­ing in­com­pe­tent in their con­tri­bu­tions. The MCAs could as well have been speak­ing on be­half of many Kenyans who have voiced con­cern about the qual­ity of peo­ple who land nom­i­na­tions af­ter a gen­eral elec­tion. It may not need any spe­cific leg­is­la­tion but there needs to be a con­certed de­mand that those nom­i­nated to fill the con­sti­tu­tion­ally stip­u­lated slots pass a cer­tain level of qual­i­fi­ca­tion. To merely nom­i­nate to of­fice in­di­vid­u­als be­cause they are kin or friends is un­ac­cept­able. Po­lit­i­cal par­ties are also to blame for us­ing these nom­i­na­tion slots to award cronies and per­sonal friends. Any leader who does not mea­sure up to ex­pec­ta­tion must be named and his or her nom­i­na­tion re­voked. We don’t want peo­ple to warm seats in Houses with­out them work­ing.

ONYIEGO FELIX Kisii county

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