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  • 13 Dec 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. I have a lot of respect for my friend Hon. Wamalwa, but I think saying that this is not an important matter and Order No. 10 is more important is not being fair. As you have rightly put it, this matter was debated by only four Members, after the Mover and the seconder concluded their remarks. As we are all aware, EALA is a very important Assembly. The importance of that Assembly was even demonstrated by the number of applicants. When Hon. Katoo ole Metito was moving this, he indicated that a total of 208 people ... view
  • 13 Dec 2017 in National Assembly: At the same time, the other thing we need is to ensure that we strengthen and deepen the integration. This is because there are signs that there are internal small differences between countries and I think it is the work of this Assembly to make sure that they are sorted out so that at the end of the day, we have a stronger East African Community (EAC). Hon. Speaker, the other thing that is very important is the issue of the Assembly coming up with legislation which would help EAC. We realise that some of the issues to do with ... view
  • 13 Dec 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. As the chairman of the planning committee for Hon. Nyenze’s burial, I take this opportunity to thank the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC), more so you, Hon. Speaker; and the Office of the Clerk for the support you have given to the planning committee up to this time. We have agreed on the key dates. Today evening, we are doing the fundraiser. On Friday, there will be the church funeral service at Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) Church, Karen. Next week on Tuesday, we will be resting our brother. So, I appeal to all the hon. ... view
  • 7 Dec 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. I think these amendments are quite important. I want to support them. I was just doing a quick calculation in terms of what is being proposed here. This House has 349 Members. If each Member was to get about two committees, that will translate to 698 slots. That means, even with the proposals of chairpersons not being in committees, or being in only one committee, there is a likelihood of some Members getting only one committee. The slots available from the table attached are about 642. As we approve this, there might be need to reconsider ... view
  • 7 Dec 2017 in National Assembly: As we begin the process, there are people who will be in one committee but once the chair is elected, they will surrender and get two. That will make it better so that when people get nominated to serve in one committee, they do not start fighting. We have seen in this House before the process of approval being delayed because some people think there is unfairness in the process. aThe other problem is the idea of Members being in only one departmental committee. To me this is a very good proposal. A Member shall not be in two departmental ... view
  • 7 Dec 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Chairlady. I think we really need to look at the wording of this Standing Order. I am just wondering. For example, if you are the chair of the Committee on Parliamentary Broadcasting and Library, I am wondering whether such a chair would be so busy to a level that they cannot really participate in another committee. I think the wording needs to be changed. Like it or not, there are such committees. For example, if you are the chair of the Departmental Committee on Transport, Public Works and Housing, you do not even have time ... view
  • 6 Dec 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. Let me also join my colleagues in conveying my deepest condolences to the family of the late Hon. Nyenze. I do this on my own behalf, my family and the good people of Kitui Central who happen to be neighbours of Hon. Nyenze’s Kitui West Constituency. view
  • 6 Dec 2017 in National Assembly: This morning was very sad to all of us who come from the South Eastern Region. We learnt of the passing on of Hon. Nyenze at around 9.00 a.m. We had a chance to go to the Lee Funeral Home to see the body. I must say that we have lost a great son of the Eastern region. Hon. Nyenze, just as many have said, was a unique person. Being the voice of reason is one of the qualities that I can associate with him. When we joined the 11th Parliament as a Minority Coalition, some of us expected Hon. ... view
  • 6 Dec 2017 in National Assembly: point people thought that he was a very weak leader. When you look at what he used to do at the end of the 11th Parliament, we all agreed that Hon. Nyenze was a very strong leader. view
  • 6 Dec 2017 in National Assembly: I chaired the Kitui County Parliamentary Forum during the 11th Parliament. Hon. Nyenze was one of the members. Despite him and Hon. Musila being very senior in political career compared to me, those two leaders demonstrated a very high level of humility when I chaired that forum. As a region, we want to pray to God that he stands with the family. He has left a wife and three children. As a House, I only plead with the Members that you support us in praying for the family and the region. Because he was a sitting Member of Parliament, we ... view