Members of Parliament are key figures in fostering the development agenda of the society, especially through the utilisation of the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF) allocated from the national kitty.
In a report released by Mizani Africa on Tuesday, February 25, Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro topped the list in the utilisation of NGCDF in his constituency.
Although MPs aren’t actively involved in the use of the money, the projects funded by the CDF committee are usually put on their lists of achievements.
Ndindi is representing Kiharu Constituency for the first time after clinching the seat in the 2017 General Election.
Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro during the Mizani Africa report release at Serena Hotel on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
Second in the list was Uriri MP Mark Nyamita, followed by Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir and Richard Onyonka of Mvita and Kitutu Chache respectively.
Kabete’s James Githua Wamacukuru came in fifth, followed by Suba North MP John Mbadi and South Imenti MP Kathuri Murungi at positions six and seven respectively.
The list also placed Embakasi West MP George Theuri at position eight followed by vocal Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu at position nine.
Mandera East MP Hassan Mohamed Maalim closed the top 10 list.
According to the research body, the list was arrived at after making tangible research in all the 290 constituencies.
The survey also involved consulting locals about their perception of the performance of their representatives in the National Assembly.
In a Facebook post, Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro indicated that Kiharu Constituency CDF Committee was in the forefront to ensure all money allocated through the kitty is utilised in the most prudent methods.
“Congratulations to the great people of Kiharu for having the best managed NGCDF nationally. Many thanks to Kiharu NGCDF Committee and all stakeholders. We are African and Africa is our Business,” wrote Ndindi.
Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu congratulated him, adding that his constituency was also on course at position nine nationally and position one in Nyeri County.
ODM Party leader Raila Odinga also congratulated the parliamentarians in the top list after a meeting with two ODM party MPs Paul Nyamita and Abdulswamad Nassir who came in position two and three respectively.
Kitutu Chache MP Mark Nyamita (Left), ODM party leader Raila Odinga (Centre) and Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir (Right) at Odinga’s office in Nairobi on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
“NG-CDF, can change lives when properly utilized. I was pleased to share the joy of our two MPs Hon Nyamita of Uriri and Hon Nassir of Mvita who emerged second and third respectively in Mizani Africa Exemplary Performance in NG-CDF Utilization 2017/2018. Keep it up,” wrote Raila on Twitter.
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The Mizani Africa report on performance of MPs in allocation of NGCDF released on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.