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Top newspaper headlines for June 28: List of MP’s who have been mum in Parliament since 2020

The country’s top newspapers dwelled mainly on the World Rally Championship (WRC) took place in Naivasha.

The dailies also spotlighted Members of Parliament who made contributions during the Parliament plenary sessions and exposed those who were mum.

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People Daily

The daily exposed Members of Parliament who were quite during Parliamentary meetings since 2020.

According to the daily, the MP’s and senators are only active outside but dormant while in the house.

The Member are,

  •  Abdi Shurie (Mbalambala)
  •  Alfred Sambu (Webuye East)
  • George Aladwa (Makadara)
  • Gideon Konchellah (Kilgoris)
  • Imran Okoth (Kibra)
  • Oscar Sudi (Kipseret)
  • Rose Museo (Makueni)
  • Jane Chebaibai (Elgiyo Marakwet)
  • Jane Njiru (Embu)
  • Anab Gure (Garissa)
  • Irene Kasalu (Kitui)
  • Amina Gedow (Mandera)
  • Asha Mohammed (Mombasa)
  • Lilian Tomitom (West Pokot)
  • Fred Ouda (Kisumu Central)
  • Richard Onyonka (Kitutu Chache)
  • Bady Twalib (Jomvu)
  • Aduma Owuor (Nyakach)
  • Lokiru Ali Mohammed (Turkan East)
  • Ernest Kivai (Vihiga)
  • Maalim Kulow (Banisa)
  • Said Haribae (Galole)
  • Maina Kamanda (Nominated)

In the Senate, those reported to be mum are, Gideon Moi (Baringo), Philip Mpaayei (Kajiado) and Victor Prengei (Nominated)

The Standard

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party’s move to have the 2022 General Elections postponed to give chance for the referendum has been countered.

This came after various leaders joined in support of the postponement,, including the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) who had noted that the were unprepared.

The secretary-general to the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Francis Atwoli also asked for the suspension stating the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) should be completed first.

Lurambi MP Ayub Savula was also among the leaders who wanted the elections suspended noting that the IEBC was unprepared.

ODM however changed mind on the postponement claims not that the constitution must be followed and cannot be altered for the puporses of BBI.

“We are strongly opposed to any debate on postponing the next year’s election. Not even a minute should the General Election be extended,” June Mohammed, National Assembly minority whip.

Daily Nation

This publication reported on the magnificent display that came about with the WRC motorsport held in Naivasha, Kenya after 19 years.

In the Safari Rally, French Sebastian Ogier bagged the winner position after the highly hyped last day on Sunday,June 27.

In position two was, Takamoto Katsuta who rolled with a Toyota Gazoo while Ott Tanak with Hyundai closed the top three chapter.

President Uhuru Kenyatta revealed that he talked and came into and agreement with the World Rally Championship (WRC) and the International Automobile Federation (IAF) to have Kenya host the rally consecutively untill 2026.

He said that the government had already commenced plans to host next year’s rally.

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Taifa Leo

The daily reported that Deputy President William Ruto has stood firm and fought against claims that the 2022 General Elections will be postponed.

Ruto condemned those claiming that the Elections should be stopped to give space to the proposed constitution amendments. According to Ruto, the BBI supporters are selfish about their own gains.

Ruto asked people to shun such politician while speaking boldly and positive enough that the 2022 General Elections will take place.

“I want to assure Kenyans that there will be no tension between now and 2022. Kenya belongs to God. We are used to their noises. Elections will go on, and God will give us the leaders we deserve,” Ruto said on Sunday while on tour in Machakos.

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