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  • 15 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, for giving me a chance to also join my colleagues in commenting on these changes to the Standing Orders. I want to start by appreciating the work that has been done by the Committee, which looked at these amendments. The amendments are very important, more so, for the 12th Parliament. We know they will be applicable when the 12th Parliament starts its work. view
  • 15 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: I want to comment on three areas. The first one is on the committee’s membership. The amendments propose a reduction in the committee’s membership from 29 to 17. This is very important because, as we are aware, many details of the work of this House are discussed at the committee level. It is very important that the numbers we have at the committee level are manageable so that in terms of effective participation, we are able to get the right input in the debates. At the same time, we will be able to factor in the technical considerations. These amendments ... view
  • 15 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: From the experience that I acquired in the current Parliament, I know that it is important for every Member of this House to belong to a committee. view
  • 14 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Chairman. I think the Chairman of the Departmental Committee on Finance, Planning and Trade should not downplay the matter being raised. We are on national TV and people are watching what we are saying. It is unfortunate that the only thing we are saying is ―the‖, ―for‖ and other typos. The question is: At this level, why should Members of Parliament be given a Bill to discuss almost two pages of amendments and the only thing we are saying is changing the word ―the‖ and putting the word ―if‖? I think it sends the wrong ... view
  • 8 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. I think you need to guide the House. As the Chair was presenting these amendments he indicated that he had discussions with the CS, National Treasury. Procedurally, the way we process budgets in this House is that Departmental Committees must first of all look at them and approve then forward them to the Budget and Appropriations Committee. I agree that the budget for the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts had been discussed by the relevant Departmental Committee, but the other two were not. Hon. Rasso, the Kshs300 million we are talking about is an additional ... view
  • 8 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. I think you need to guide the House. As the Chair was presenting these amendments he indicated that he had discussions with the CS, National Treasury. Procedurally, the way we process budgets in this House is that Departmental Committees must first of all look at them and approve then forward them to the Budget and Appropriations Committee. I agree that the budget for the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts had been discussed by the relevant Departmental Committee, but the other two were not. Hon. Rasso, the Kshs300 million we are talking about is an additional ... view
  • 7 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Chairlady. I support this amendment. Maybe I just want to make an observation that the idea of reducing the fine from Kshs50,000 to Kshs30,000 only and there is the word “not exceeding Kshs30,000” may just encourage people to break the law. This is because Kshs30,000 is such a low amount that the magistrate might even put it at Kshs5,000 because it is “not exceeding”. So, I wish to see a higher penalty for people who break this important law. I support. view
  • 7 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Chairlady. I support this amendment. Maybe I just want to make an observation that the idea of reducing the fine from Kshs50,000 to Kshs30,000 only and there is the word “not exceeding Kshs30,000” may just encourage people to break the law. This is because Kshs30,000 is such a low amount that the magistrate might even put it at Kshs5,000 because it is “not exceeding”. So, I wish to see a higher penalty for people who break this important law. I support. view
  • 7 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you Hon. Speaker for giving me this opportunity to contribute to this Supplementary Budget. I am a Member of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, but I will not dwell on the figures. However, I want to make some observations. The Constitution makes provision for Supplementary Budgets. What is expected is--- view
  • 7 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Hon. Speaker, this constitutional provision provides the National Treasury with the opportunity to make provisions in terms of funds for unforeseen activities. Looking at this Supplementary Budget the House is being requested to approve about Kshs64 billion so that we are able to meet the unforeseen expenditures. One of the challenges we have faced as a Committee is the way the Budget is presented to Members of Parliament. It is not usually very clear how much has already been spent so that the House is requested to regularise. The Constitution states that the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury can spend and ... view