All parliamentary appearances

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  • 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
  • 17 Oct 2013 in National Assembly: I want to start with Clause 2 where we are talking about what really informs the word “contribution”. I can see we are talking about domestic work, caring for the children and companionship. What I would like us to think as we enact this Bill is if we want to value the contribution in terms of companionship--- For example, I have bought a The electronic version of the Official Hansard Report is for information purposesonly. A certified version of this Report can be obtained from the Hansard Editor. view
  • 17 Oct 2013 in National Assembly: piece of land, I am the one who is working, is earning a salary but it gets to a level where we are divorcing and we are saying that this land needs to be shared half-half. My wife could be a housewife but you want to bring in the aspect of companionship and taking care of children. How do we do the valuation of that? To me, that is critical because if we do not get it right, we will have a law where we have challenges when it comes to implementation. view
  • 17 Oct 2013 in National Assembly: If you look at Clause 12(3), you will find that it says that a spouse shall not during the subsistence of the marriage be evicted from the matrimonial home by or at the instance of the other spouse except by order of court. This is good but we need to take note that these days a number of wives or husbands have actually been killed because they live in the same house and yet they have disagreements. This is where you disagree in the way you want to do your things and you insist on staying in that house. One ... view
  • 17 Oct 2013 in National Assembly: Thank you, hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker. I appreciate that information. As it was indicated by the Deputy Speaker earlier in the day, this Report was submitted to this House today and some of us have not had a chance to look at it. However, I thank the Chairman for informing me. The Clause also says that during the distribution of matrimonial property between and amongst spouses the customary law of the community in question shall--- view