Former Kajiado senator, Peter Mositet, has added his voice to the ongoing debate on “silent” legislators saying they must be accountable.
Mositet, who never named anyone, appeared to have been pointing a finger to Senator Philip Mpaayei, who is among two other silent senators.
The report by Mzalendo Trust titled 2020 Parliamentary Scorecard said that the number of silent MPs in the National Assembly rose by 10 and the Senate by two, compared to 2019.
Mositet, on his official Facebook page, said; “When you win an elective seat, serve the people.”
Supporters of Mpaayei rushed to Mositet’s FB page to defend their senator against any provocation from the former legislator.
Mpaayei won the seat in the 2017 controversial general election on a Jubilee ticket, but he has become a subject of many in the county for his alleged failure to ensure county resources are spent properly.
The former senator has indicated he will seek to be elected again to the senate in 2021 on Jubilee ticket after it became almost clear that Mpaayei may be joining the UDA of Deputy President William Ruto.
Other than Mpaayei, Mositet will be facing Daniel Tenaai and the ODM’s Judith Pareno in a contest that is expected to take a notch higher than in the last general election.
Tenaai and Mpaayei may face each other to get the UDA ticket for that general election, and whoever emerges victor is most likely going to give Mositet and Pareno a run of their money.