Odhiambo T Oketch


In what is possibly ‘the first session of its kind in Kenya’s election history’, Bunge La Mwananchi (People’s Parliament) brought together aspiring candidates for Kamukunji constituency at a forum where people could question their would-be MPs. The '[t]ime for lethargic service for Political Leaders and Public Officers is up,’ writes Odhiambo Okecth. (Coverage of the debate is available from

We have three arms of government in Kenya:

1) The Executive
2) The Legislature
3) The Judiciary

These three arms of government are supposed to be independent, complementing each other in the functions of state.

The Executive is normally an elevation of members of the Legislature to new roles. You are voted in as a member of the house, get appointed to the cabinet, then join the president in the executive wing of government.

Those in the Executive are ...read more