Jalang’o Among Top 20 Performing Parliamentarians
Lang’ata MP Phelix Odiwour, popularly known as Jalang’o, has been ranked among the top 20 performing parliamentarians in Kenya, according to a research by Leeway Africa Research Agency.
The research, which was conducted in the first eight months of the lawmakers’ terms in office, found that Jalang’o was ranked 10th with a 67.4% rating.
Jalang’o, who is a first-time MP, thanked the residents of Lang’ata for their support, saying that he was committed to working hard to improve their lives.
“No 10 is not bad for a first-time MP in 8 months! I am sure tukiendelea hivi we will soon take our rightful position! Thank you my Langata people! Hapa ni kazi tu! Congratulations Hon Babu Owino,” he tweeted.
The research found that Embakasi East MP Babu Owino was the top-performing MP with a 75.6% rating. He was followed by Runyenjes MP Karemba Muchangi (72.7%), Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro (70.2%), Mogotio MP Reuben Kiborek (70.1%), and Tigania East MP Mpuru Aburi (69.8%).
The bottom five MPs were Wajir South MP Mohammed Abdikheir (64.7%), Lugari MP Nabii Nabwera (64.3%), South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro (63.9%), Nyakach MP Aduma Owuor (63.7%), Bahati MP Irene Njoki (62.0%), and Kajiado North MP Onesmus Ngogoyo (62.5%).
Of the 290 constituencies, only three female MPs out of the 29 elected made to the list. They include Kisumu West MP Rozaah Buyu (65.8%), Rangwe MP Lilian Achieng (65.2%), and Bahati MP Irene Njoki.
The research comes after a similar study by Politrack Africa, which also found that Ndindi Nyoro was the top-performing MP, followed by Babu Owino and Kimilili MP Didimus Barasa.
The research by both Leeway Africa and Politrack Africa is a reminder that Kenyans are paying attention to the performance of their MPs and that they are willing to hold them accountable.