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  • 22 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Chairman. Hon. Ochieng is talking about a seven yet I am seeing a ten and an eight. Where is the seven from? view
  • 22 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Chairman. I support the reduction of the membership of the Board from 11 to nine members. The issue of regional balance is also important. I would also have moved an amendment to reduce that number, but Hon. Ochieng has already done that. I remember that some time back, we reviewed membership for all commissions and most of the Members were of the opinion that the membership of this commission should be reduced to a maximum of five members. The idea was to address the issue of having bloated commissions and save public resources so that ... view
  • 16 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. I am aware that the petitioner is in order to present the petition before this House. My appeal to the Departmental Committee on Finance, Planning and Trade is that this petition be taken seriously in terms of deliberations. This petition is about an independent commission. We have a number of constitutional independent commissions in this country. My appeal is that this petition should be dealt with in a way that would clear all the issues to do with independent commissions. I am getting concerned that such a petition could be coming to this House to scare ... view
  • 16 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: I second. view
  • 16 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Chairman. Maybe the explanation is not very clear. Let me help in terms of explaining the essence of this amendment. Hon. Members, you realise that as a House, we have been given a bigger mandate in terms of budget-making. The experience has been that when the BPS is presented to this House, and that happens in the month of February, the House is left with minimal time to analyse the budget and be able to give the right advice as representatives of the people. So, this amendment is trying to do two important things. The ... view
  • 16 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: House, to look at the BPS. We will also have an enforcement mechanism to make sure that resolutions made by the House are adhered to in terms of annual estimates. That is the essence. I support. view
  • 16 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Chairman. As I said earlier on, if you look at the new clause, you will find that it has the same reasoning like the one we had rejected. We are saying that county assemblies, just as the National Assembly, have been given a bigger mandate in the budget-making process. We want to allow more time for the assemblies to look at the budgets. What Hon. Mary is saying, if you just allow her more time, is that we should allow county assemblies to look at the Budget more keenly and make informed decisions. view
  • 16 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: While I support this--- view
  • 16 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Chairman, I think this one should also be lost. The National Assembly and the county assemblies are replicas in terms of budget-making. I think we are being unfair to the assemblies in terms of time allowed to look at this process. view
  • 16 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: No, it does not have. view