All parliamentary appearances

Entries 1111 to 1120 of 1169.

  • 31 Oct 2013 in National Assembly: Hon. Speaker, I want to say a lot of thanks to this Committee; I think that all the other committees should actually emulate this kind of way of working, so that, as a House, we bring on board all Kenyans when enacting laws. Thank you, hon. Speaker. view
  • 29 Oct 2013 in National Assembly: Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity. I rise on a point of order. If you look at this report on the page after 20, the hon. Wamalwa has actually signed it. Is he in order to mislead this House that he is not part of this report? view
  • 24 Oct 2013 in National Assembly: Thank you, hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, Sir. I also rise to support this Motion. Despite the fact that this is a constitutional requirement to have this Bill in place, it is also a very important Bill. The reason is that election financing is the key to good governance. Most of the challenges that we have been facing in this country in terms of our leadership is more associated with the way we finance our elections. I agree with the Members who have said that almost 90 per cent of why one should be in this House is determined by how ... view
  • 23 Oct 2013 in National Assembly: Thank you, hon. Deputy Speaker. I want to join hon. Members in seeking clarification from the Leader of Majority Party; I think it is obvious that he is struggling to answer the questions. I think procedurally, this appointment has issues. Being the Chief of Staff, that is okay because that is a personal appointment. However, being the Head of Public Service, it is unfair. This House vetted Cabinet Secretaries--- view
  • 23 Oct 2013 in National Assembly: Hon. Deputy Speaker, my clarification is: Why should this House vet Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries and not vet the person they are reporting to and who procedurally is supposed to be their boss? Is it fair to this House to have the Secretary to the Cabinet vetted and approved by this House and then he is delegated to a mere secretary of a meeting? This country has a clear retirement age limit in terms of public service which is 60 years. Is it fair to Kenyans to get people who are over 60 years being appointed to public service ... view
  • 23 Oct 2013 in National Assembly: Thank you, hon. Speaker for giving me this opportunity to contribute. I also rise to support this Motion and I want to join the other hon. Members in supporting the Motion as amended. Even as I support this Motion, I am very much aware of the following: That the officers who are going to be excluded through this Motion are very senior government officers. At the same time, I am very much aware that the same officers, any time they travel either within Kenya or outside, they travel to engage in serious national duties. But I want to remind all ... view
  • 23 Oct 2013 in National Assembly: Hon. Speaker, Sir, as hon. Members we interact with Kenyans on a day-to-day basis. This is my experience for the last six months that I have been in Parliament. Kenyans all over the country and more so in the rural setting, are actually starving. Very few Kenyans can afford two meals a day. At the same time, Kenyans are dying because of diseases as they cannot afford basic medical care. They cannot go to hospital and when they go there, they cannot afford drugs. So, what happens? They retreat to their homes and they die because they cannot afford the ... view
  • 23 Oct 2013 in National Assembly: I want to congratulate hon. Jamleck Kamau for this Motion. I agree with those who were saying that, immediately this House passes this Motion, we want a circular from the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury, to implement it immediately. So that the money which will be saved can be used to support our children and the youth; we can actually increase the Youth Fund. We can give more money to our women who want more money to do social activities. If we go that way, we will be helping this country and we will remain leaders who will be remembered even ... view
  • 17 Oct 2013 in National Assembly: Thank you, hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker. I also rise to support the Bill. As it has been said by hon. Members, this is actually a very progressive Bill and has many advantages to our families. view
  • 17 Oct 2013 in National Assembly: However, even as I support this Bill, there are a number of things that I would like to bring forward because they will arise during the implementation of this Bill, in case it is passed and it becomes an Act of Parliament. I have realized that we might pass this Bill, it becomes an Act of Parliament and then implementation becomes a challenge because some of the things are not clear. view