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Top performing MP protests milkless tea in parliament

By EVELYNE MUSAMBI

Sirisia MP John Waluke is back in the news, this time not for an exemplary score in the performance index, but for protesting the serving of milkless tea and saltless food at the parliament canteen.

Hon Waluke, who is a first time legislator, was on Tuesday filmed storming out of the parliament canteen with a cup of tea and a tea pot and thereafter telling journalists that parliament is “too broke to buy milk and was now serving black tea.”

“Parliament cannot afford a packet of milk that costs Sh50, this is bad… hii kabirika ni Sh100 with no milk… hakuna hata chumvi kwa mboga. Nothing!” said the visibly disgruntled MP.

PERFORMANCE INDEX

Hon Waluke has in the past been ranked second in the legislators performance index which saw most Nairobi MPs perform dismally.

The performance index was released following a research by Infotrak Research & Consulting. During the research, 29,000 respondents were interviewed countrywide with at least 100 from each sub-county in a survey conducted between December 2014 and February 2015.

Respondents were only asked about their general rating, but not on specific questions about their MPs’ performance.

Emuhaya MP Wilber Ottichilo was ranked first followed by Waluke, while in third place was Teso South MP Mary Emaase. Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwah and Rarieda’s Nicholas Gumbo were fourth and fifth respectively.