Currently browsing 'News'

Kenya Parliament website updated

Posted by on 29th April 2010

Categories: News

For those who haven’t visited the Parliament website recently, you’ll be happy to know that it’s <a href="http://www.parliament.go.ke/parliament/”>been recently revamped.

On the positive side, the schedule of committee hearings, the order papers and the Hansards are pretty much up to date.

On the negative side, the links to the MP profile pages are not working and the Hansards are still in pdf and not xml format, which makes them hard to repurpose.

What do you think of the changes? Let the parliament clerk know.

Upgrade Progress

Posted by on 1st April 2010

Categories: News

Hello!

We are pleased to report that the upgrade is proceeding well. We have just completed and uploaded an exhaustive overhaul of the underlying engine. This will make it much easier to not only add features, but also to change the look and feel.

Design work has commenced on the interface by the very gifted Jepchumba. The look and feel will be updated incrementally as the work progresses.

As mentioned before, we will be upgrading in place so we do not anticipate any downtime. If this will be necessary, it will be minimal.

Regards

The Mzalendo Team

What is Mzalendo

Posted by on 1st April 2010

Categories: News

What is Mzalendo?

Mzalendo means Patriot in Swahili.

Mzalendo is a volunteer run project whose mission is to “keep an eye on the Kenyan Parliament.”

The project was started by two young like-minded Kenyans who were frustrated by the fact that it is difficult to hold Kenyan Members of Parliament (MPs) accountable for their performance largely because information about their work in Parliament is not easily accessible. In our opinion Parliament should be one of the most open institutions in government, yet beyond the coverage from local newspapers it is virtually impossible to keep track of what Kenyan Parliamentarians are doing. Of course one can peruse copies of the Hansard, but one has to go through an arduous process to get access to Hansard copies from the Government Printer’s Office and most people do not have the time to filter through the dense information that is contained in the Hansard hard copies.

Read more »

New Standing Orders Available on Mzalendo!

Posted by on 20th February 2009

Categories: News

Kenyan citizens file suit demanding scrapping of the PSC

Posted by on 12th February 2009

Categories: News

On Wednesday, December 10, 2008, the 17 Kenyans filed High Court Petition No. 769 of 2008, at the Nairobi Law Courts, requesting that the PSC be scrapped for violating the Constitution of the Republic of Kenya, and for flouting the republican ethics that prohibit public officials from using their offices for unjust enrichment and other forms of personal gain.

The Parliamentary Service Commission has appointed Mr. Paul Muite (immediate former Kabete MP) and Mr. Phiroze Nowrjee to represent them.

The case comes up again for mention on March 12, 2009, at the Nairobi High Court, Chamber 35, at 9.00 am.

You can lend your support to the case, by signing up to be a petitioner here. You can also find out more about the case including filed affidavits at the link.

Keep up the pressure – where does your MP stand on taxes?

Posted by on 1st December 2008

Categories: News

The list of MPs volunteering to get pay their taxes keeps growing (although one wonders where they were next week). Kenyans – please keep up the pressure and let YOUR representatives know how you feel about this issue. The updated list of MPs (courtesy Standard) who are willing to pay taxes is as follows:

-Those who have authorised deductions from their allowances:

1. Joseph Muthama

2. Jeremiah Kioni

3. FT Nyammo

Those who have expressed willingness to pay but have yet to act formally:

1. Kalonzo Musyoka

2. Samuel Poghisio

3. Mutula Kilonzo

4. Muhamad Adbi Affrey

5. Shakilla Abdalla

6. Charles Kilonzo

7. Kiema Kilonzo

8. Peter Kiilu

9. Peter Kaloki

10. David Musila

11. Victor Munyaka

12. Nur Abdi Nassir

13 Hussein Sasura

14. Benson Mbai

15. Isaac Muoki

16. Daniel Muoki

17. Gideon Ndambuki

18. Mwangi Kiunjiri

19. Wavinya Ndeti

20. Cyrus Jirongo

21. Ababu Namwamba

22. John Ngata Kariuki

23. Kabanda wa Kabando

24. Dick Wathika

Where does your MP stand on taxes?

Posted by on 24th November 2008

Categories: News

Dear Kenyan voters, it is time to do more than complain about YOUR mps and their refusal to pay taxes on their allowance…this culture of arrogance and selfishness must be put to end and they must be reminded that they are OUR representatives.

What can you do?

First, you can contact them directly via the contact information listed below and let them know how you feel (we are working on updating the list).

Abdirahman, H.Ali – Wajir South – KANU – 0721-724746 / 0722-144999 ahassan@tradeandindustry.go.ke

Chiaba, Mohamed Abu – Lamu East – PNU – 0722-410177

Bahari, Abdul Ali – Isiolo South – KANU – 0733-289501

Balala, Mohammed Najib – Mvita – ODM – 0733 333500 /0724 – 650000 najib@mombasa.co.ke

Bifwoli, Wakoli Sylvester – Bumula – PNU – 0733-865323 Wakolib@yahoo.com

Chepkitony, Lucas Kipkosgei – Keiyo North – ODM – 0733-635894 / 0722816064

Ethuro, David – Turkana Central – PNU- 0722-526370 dethuro@yahoo.com

Gesami, James Ondicho – West Mugirango – ODM- 0733 826090

Gisuka, Machage Wilfred – Kuria – DP – 0733-451806/0725834575

Kajembe, Ramathan Seif – Changamwe – ODM – 0721 609777 Langoni@swiftmombasa.com

Kajwang’, Gerald Otieno – Mbita – ODM – 0722-882787

Kamama, Asman Abongotum – Baringo East – PNU – 0731-583303

Karua, Martha Wangari Gichugu – PNU – 0721 623 342 / 0733-747551

Kenneth, Peter Gatanga – PNU – 0722 512996 andykenneth@hotmail.com

Kenyatta, Uhuru – Gatundu South – KANU – 0722 463 891

Keter, Charles Cheruiyot – Belgut – ODM – 0722 530555

Khalwale Boni – Ikolomani – NEW FORD-K – 0721 318722

Khaniri, George Munyasa – Hamisi – ODM – 0722-859341

Kilonzo, Julias Kiema Mutito – ODM-K – 0722-513605 kilonzo@wananchi.com

Kilonzo, Charles Mutavi – Yatta – ODM-K – 0734-621593 ckilonzo@crystalvaluers.com
Kimunya Amos Muhinga Kipipiri PNU – 0722518801 / 520936 kipipiri@wananchi.com

Kinyanjui, Lee Maiyani – Nakuru Town – PNU – 0722 842653

Kiunjuri, Festus Mwangi – Laikipia East – PNU – 0721 600 305

Kuti Mohammed Abdi – Isiolo North – NARC-K – 0733 235914

Lesirma, Simeon Saimanga – Samburu West – ODM – 0722-719946 simeonlesrima@yahoo.com

Magara – James Omingo – South Mugirango – ODM – 0722 911274 jomingo45@yahoo.com

Katoo, Ole Metito J – Kajiado South – 0721-640175

Midiwo, Washington Jakoyo – Gem – ODM – 0721 504 040 / 0733 421277/ 0722 935761

Mohamed, A.H.M – Mandera West – ODM – 0722-779942

Mohammed, Haji Yusuf – Ijara – KANU – 0722-709395

Mugo, Beth Wambui – Dagoretti – PNU – 0722-205753 bmugo@kenyaweb.com

Mungatana, Danson Buya – Garsen – NARC-K – 0722-411971 mungatana@wanainchi.com

Munyes, John Kiyonga – Turkana North – PNU – 0721-339094 johnmunyes@yahoo.com

Murungi, Kiraitu – South Imenti – PNU – 0721-240863 waziri@kenyaweb.com

Musila, David – Mwingi South – ODM-K – 0722 571117 davidmusila@yahoo.com

Musyoka, Stephen Kalonzo – Mwingi North – ODM-K – 0722 523 872 / 0735 161 588

Mwangi, Onesmus Kigumo – PNU – 0722-778581 kiharamwangimp@yahoo.com

Mwatela, Andrew Calist – Mwatate – ODM 0733 719 871

Mwiria, Valerian Kilemi – Tigania West – PNU – 0733-657562 kilemimwiria@africanonline.co.ke

Ndambuki, Gideon Musyoka – Kaiti – ODM-K – 0720-384553/0734-758567 gndambuki@wananchi.com

Githae, Robinson Njeru – Ndia – PNU – 722514837

Nkaisserry, Joseph Kasaine – Kajiado Central – ODM – 0721-356786 nkaisserry@wananchi.com

Nyong’o, Peter Anyang’ – Kisumu Rural – ODM – 0733 454 133 pan@africaonline.co.ke

Odinga, Raila Amolo – Langata – ODM – 0733 620 736 railaaodinga@yahoo.com

Oginga, Oburu Bondo – ODM – 0733 818517/ 0724-105493 oburu_oginga@yahoo.com

Odeke, Sospeter Ojaamongson Amagoro – ODM – 0733 967345 / 0722 813819

Ojode, Joshua Orwa Ndhiwa – ODM – 0722- 514830 Ojode7@hotmail.com

Okemo, Chrysanthus Nambale – ODM – 0733-608895 Chrisokemo@yahoo.com

Olweny, Patrick Ayiecho – Muhoroni – ODM – 0722-734187/0733-784633

Onyancha, Charles – Bonchari – ODM – 0722-248190 jonyancha2002@yahoo.com

Oparanya, Wycliffe Ambetsa – Butere – ODM – 0722 521856

Osebe, Walter Enock Nyambati – Kitutu Masaba – N LP – 0722 724 556

Poghisio, Samuel Losuron Kacheliba – ODM-K – 0722-520663 / 0734-200836 poghisio@wananchi.com

Ruto, Samoei William K. – Eldoret North – ODM – 0722 517 997 info@williamrutto.com

Shaban Naomi Namsi Taveta KANU 0722 814 412

Shitanda, Peter Soita – Malava – NEW FORD-K – 0721-341241 soita-shitanda@yahoo.com

Sugow Ahmed Aden Fafi KANU 0721-596726

Twaha, Yasin Fahim – Lamu West – NARC-K – 0722-925108

Wekesa, Noah Muhlanganga – Kwanza – PNU – 0722-774374 noahwekesa@hotmail.com

Were, David Aoko Matungu – ODM – 0722 707548/0733 569180 scorpionwere@yahoo.com

Wetangula – Moses Makisa Sirisia – PNU – 0722 517 302 / 806 363 mwetangula@hotmail.com

Second, you can express yourself on Mzalendo MP pages.

Third, encourage the media to find out where each MP stands on the issue – they should not hide behind closed doors if they are comfortable with their decision. MPs who have gone on record to defend tax-free allowances are:

Peter Kenneth
– Gatanga
George Nyamweya – Nominated MP
Boni Khalwale – Ikolomani
Danson Mungatana – Garsen
Soita Shitanda – Malava
Ali Hassan Joho – Hamisi
Charles Keter – Belgut, David Koech– Mosop
Fred Kapondi – Mt. Elgon Charles Kilonzo –
Sammy Mwaita – Baringo Central, MP;
Ephraim Maina – Mathira, MP.

Finally, congratulate Hon. Muthama for standing out in his willingness to pay taxes : +254 724 256 664 and let us know of others who should be commended for doing the right thing.

EDIT: The following MPs have joined Hon. Muthama in declaring their support for taxation

– Hon. Wavinya Ndeti
– Hon. Jeremiah Kioni

Media Relations Officer Job (PSC)

Posted by on 29th October 2008

Categories: News Uncategorized

THE PARLIAMENTARY SERVICE COMMISSION
The Parliamentary Service Commission is seeking to appoint a highly motivated professional to join the National Assembly in the following exciting and challenging position:-

MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICER (PSC 10)
Responsible to the Director, Information & Research Services, the officer will be incharge of Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit and manage all Media affairs of the National Assembly in a timely and efficient manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Formulation, interpretation and application of procedures of the National Assembly Media Services and live broadcasting of Parliamentary proceedings;
* Assembling information on the procedures and operations of Parliament for Parliamentarians, staff and the public for official use;
* Organizing Parliament’s outreach programmes;
* Coordinating all publications of the National Assembly;
* Organizing all Media events of the National Assembly;
* Updating and maintaining of the Parliamentary Website.
* Any other duties relating to Media Services.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT
For appointment to this post, a candidate must have served for a minimum of five years in a reputable media house with substantial experience in both print and electronic media and must also be in possession of the following minimum qualifications:

(i) A bachelor degree in Law or any other Social Sciences; (ii) A masters degree in either Communications or Public Relations;

(iii) A post graduate qualification in Mass Communications and Experience in Parliamentary reporting will be considered as an added advantage.

Application Procedure:
Applications together with copies of academic certificates and testimonials including letters of reference from two referees should be submitted so as to reach:

The Clerk/ Secretary
Parliamentary Service Commission
P.O. Box 41842-00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

On or before 17th November 2008.

Parliament reopens

Posted by on 7th October 2008

Categories: News

Standing orders to be revised

Posted by on 10th September 2008

Categories: News