Benson Makali Mulu

Parties & Coalitions

All parliamentary appearances

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  • 18 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: With those remarks, I support the adoption of this Report as amended. Thank you for giving me the opportunity. view
  • 13 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: Thank you hon. Speaker. I rise to support the adoption of the Report which was presented by the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee yesterday. As I said yesterday when I got only a minute or two to speak, as I sat here and listened to the Chair present the Report, I kept on asking myself: How many times have Kenyans listened to these kinds of presentations? And any time a presentation is made, the same observations and recommendations are repeated. The question I ask is whether this House and Kenyans in general learn any lessons from these reports. Listening ... view
  • 13 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: I think that is why these Reports need to be taken seriously. It means people go to the extent of getting loans from banks to service those contracts. In a situation where the accounting officers do not pay, that is a serious omission. Time has come when people must be punished for not doing the right thing or what they are expected to do. Even as we discuss about the Chairs of Committees in this House who are not performing as per the expectations--- I am wondering what Members are doing or thinking. That is because The electronic version of ... view
  • 13 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: for me, we should not be wasting time. If a chairperson of a committee is not performing, you just replace the chair. We have very good and competent Members of this House who can chair those committees. Instead of coming everyday and talking about chairs who are not performing, I want to challenge the Leader of Majority Party because most of the committees, in terms of membership, Jubilee has the highest number. You need to take up the responsibility and change those chairs. Convince your hon. Members to vote them out and if you cannot meet the expectations, CORD has ... view
  • 13 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: On the issue of outstanding imprests, there is a figure of Kshs3.3billion. This figure is mind-boggling. I have worked in the Civil Service for a short time. The time I worked there, I knew very well that if you are issued with an imprest to go on official duty, immediately you come back to your station, you are expected to surrender it within 48 hours. What has changed now that we can see a report that is about three years old talk about an outstanding imprest of Kshs3.3 billion? It is either people are not doing the work they are ... view
  • 12 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: Hon Temporary Deputy Speaker, I rise to second this Motion. Before I do that, I would like to plead with hon. Members in this House to rise above sycophancy. view
  • 12 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: I think the era of KANU has gone and this time people should speak their minds. I want to second what hon. Ng’ongo has said, and I thank him for bringing these amendments to the VAT Act. I remember when this House passed this Act in August last year and was assented to in September 2013, some hon. Members of this House got very scared. A number of them went out there to their constituencies saying they were not even in the House when the Act was passed. I kept wondering, if we have come to this House to legislate, ... view
  • 12 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: This House passed this law with very good intentions and the main purpose was to streamline tax administration and at the same time make the whole process more efficient. But after doing that, I think dishonest business people in this country took advantage of some sections in this law and exploited poor Kenyans. As a result of that exploitation, there was a national outcry that this law was bad. That is why I am saying that it is very important that we support the amendments that have been proposed, because I would call them pro the poor. The VAT law ... view
  • 12 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: We know very well that in this country the poor are about 46 per cent of the population, implying that half of the population was adversely affected by this law. That is why the proposals hon. Ng’ongo is making make a lot of sense. I want to pick a few items because hon. Ng’ongo was thorough in terms of his presentation and he has managed to take us through all the sectors, which are going to be affected by these amendments. I just want to pick a few. view
  • 12 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: Let us start with the health sector. These amendments are supposed to make mosquito nets cheaper. We all agree, as hon. Members of this House, that if you go to our bedrooms today, you will find rectangular nets and mosquitoes are kept very far from where we sleep. Because we have very good nets and are able to afford the most expensive ones, we have secured comfortable sleep. But when you look at the poor of this country, who are found in slums of this city and rural areas, where we have a lot of vegetation that is a breeding ... view