Benson Makali Mulu

Parties & Coalitions

All parliamentary appearances

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  • 18 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: For example, if you read this Budget Policy Statement Paper, you will find that one of the challenges the Executive is facing is low absorption rates in terms of utilization of resources. This is not the first time we are getting this Statement because it comes every year. However, the Executive is not able to use the resources which are allocated by this House for the intended projects. I think we need to start saying that if we give a Ministry money and it is unable to use it, we have no business giving more money to that Ministry come ... view
  • 18 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: The other thing we also need to consider is the issue of costing of functions. When we met last with all the accounting officers as the Budget Committee we said this year – that was last year’s Budget – for us to allocate resources to Ministries and counties, we will need to see a clear costing of functions. If you read this Statement, you will find that, that issue still comes up. Even as we discuss this Budget, the issue of costing of functions has not been properly done. On what basis are we allocating resources? Is it on guess ... view
  • 18 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: On the issue of the wage bill, this Statement says that for the next two years the wage bill is expected to go up at the national level. That is the indicator which is given here. However, at the same time, we have devolved most of these functions. Is this not a contradiction? That the wage bill is expected to go up but at the same time--- 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
  • 18 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: Thank you, hon. Speaker. I think your question is very valid. While last year we had all the reasons to say that we could accept what was happening because Parliament came in late in the process, where the word “shall” is used, it simply means that if it is not done, then we should not approve the Budget as a House. That will be my clear interpretation of the process. But there is always the issue of, we represent Kenyans and if we do not approve the Budget, at the end of the day, the same people that we represent ... view
  • 18 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: There is no reason at all for the Executive not to achieve this requirement. When you look at them, they have all the resources they require in terms of manpower, money and logistical resources. They have no excuse. It is just a matter of trying to test whether this House takes the requirement seriously. view
  • 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