Benson Makali Mulu

Parties & Coalitions

All parliamentary appearances

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  • 3 May 2018 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, for giving me this chance to also add my voice to this debate on the Supplementary Budget. I join my colleagues in appreciating the work which has been done by the Budget and Appropriations Committee in terms of looking at this important budget. Supplementary budgets are anchored in Article 223 of the Constitution. When you look at that Article, it says clearly that it will only take care of emergencies. There is also a provision which Members are not mentioning but which is also critical and it is the issue of regularising expenditures which ... view
  • 3 May 2018 in National Assembly: The National Treasury ought to go an extra mile and tell Kenyans the implications of reducing the development budget and how it affects the development growth. They assume it will remain the same. I am imagining by the time we were doing the budgeting, there were assumptions but which could not remain constant when there are reductions in the development budget. As said earlier, the law requires clearly that when you do a Supplementary Budget, you do not change any of the programmes in terms of budget by more than 10 per cent. When it goes beyond 10 per cent, ... view
  • 3 May 2018 in National Assembly: are being asked to provide Kshs.1.7 million and, to me, this is poor planning. In this situation we are not aligning our plans with the budget and implementation. If we are to get it right, as a House we must be very strict and ensure that the Executive aligns its plans with the budget for implementation. That way Kenyans will get value for money and the economy will grow. As we talk about national unity, this can only be achieved by Kenyans getting better services. If there is poor service delivery, I do not think you can tell a guy ... view
  • 24 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Deputy Speaker. Let me join my colleagues in conveying my condolences on my own behalf, on behalf of my family and on behalf of the good people of Kitui Central, to the people of Baringo for the loss of the Member. I know Grace because we served with her in the 11th Parliament. One of the things I noted about Grace is that despite her being sick towards the end of the 11th Parliament, she was always in this House, trying her best to serve Kenyans as well as serving her people. To me, that was a ... view
  • 24 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: I also support this amendment but rather than just look at the language, we also need to be careful so that we do not lock this. I do not know whether exception should only be on recognised rivers, lakes and economic zones. I am imagining there could be some other, so as we try to lock it, we need to be careful in such a way that we do not need to amend the law to allow a loss of possible potential beneficiaries from this. Thank you and I support. view
  • 12 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. I want to comment on the Petition on teachers. This is quite a serious matter. Even as we talk about making sure that our children go to school and are taught, we must realise that the issue of security is more important than anything else. If you are a teacher, posted there and you die, then at the end of the day, it is a choice between death and working. We all agree as Members that if any of us is given a choice between death and work, obviously we will choose life. I recommend the ... view
  • 12 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. Yesterday morning, the Leader of the Majority Party tabled the Supplementary Budget Estimates. Normally, after tabling such a report, Members get copies so that they able to read through. At the same time, you also directed departmental committees to use about seven days to finalise on that important document. But up to now, Hon. Members have not been able to access copies of the report on the Supplementary Budget Estimates. So, Hon. Speaker, I request for your direction on how we should proceed in a situation where we do not have copies of the documents and ... view
  • 12 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. view
  • 12 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: Yes, Hon. Speaker. While I agree with my colleagues in terms of those issues raised by Hon. Oluoch, there is one matter which I think is important, but is outside this House in terms of who is supposed to help us. The reason why people are not getting money is because of the Exchequer release. Unless that is addressed, the issue of when to release money to constituencies will remain pending. We really need to get a way of somebody assisting us through the Treasury so that money is released. Unless the board has money, they cannot release it to ... view
  • 12 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: Members of Parliament. We need to be given priority now that we can operate, so that we can get money and work in our constituencies. Thank you, Hon. Speaker. view