In the aftermath of the recent coverage that we received in the Nation, we have been receiving some off-line inquiries regarding how MPs can participate in Mzalendo e.g. if they want to update their profile.
First, we want to welcome all MP participation in whatever form it takes. Our vision for Mzalendo is to build a resource that is useful to both the representatives and the represented. We are not anti-anyone. In addition, as the election campaign process in Kenya becomes more media and technology savvy, and as Kenyan voters begin to demand more accountability from their leaders, MPs might be interested in establishing and building a web presence. Mzalendo is a great way to do that and we are more than happy to help any MP who wants to reach out to his/her constituents via Mzalendo (all for free!)
So how can you participate as an MP?
1. Send profile updates or constituency news via the contact page.
2. We get emails every week from constituents who are looking to get in touch with their MPs and who would like questions answered by their MPs, if you would like to receive updates about questions that are directed to you, let us know via the contact page.
3. Are you sponsoring a Bill, send us the draft copy via the contact page.
4. Anything else you’d like to see on Mzalendo? Criticism or concerns? Want to get in touch but prefer to stay anonymous? While we prefer to know who you are, we recognize that some MPs might want to have get in touch anonymously for whatever reason (perhaps suspicion about who we are and what our agenda is). You can use an anonymous email address to contact via the contact page.