Nominated MPs warm House seats without working
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