Benson Makali Mulu

Parties & Coalitions

All parliamentary appearances

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  • 25 Sep 2013 in National Assembly: Thank you, hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity. Before I contribute to the Motion, I would like to mention something about the way we are given chances to contribute to debate. I have been sitting here since 9.00 a.m. At some point, the House did not have a quorum and the Division Bell had to be rung for us to get a quorum. In order for us to be fair to all hon. Members, it is fair that we observe regional balancing in terms of allocation of speaking chances. We should also respect the fact that some ... view
  • 25 Sep 2013 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, having said that, I would like to support the Motion with a lot of reservations. In this Motion, there are good proposals like that of providing uniforms, identification documents and regular allowances to police reservists. Those are good proposals. However, I have a lot of reservations relating to provision of automatic firearms to those civilians. I say so because, to me, cattle rustling is not purely an issue of security. There are lots of socio-cultural issues relating to cattle rustling. I am sure that in some communities, cattle rustling is a highly regarded social-cultural activity. I ... view
  • 25 Sep 2013 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, in Kitui County, we do not have serious cattle rustling, but because some of our neighbours have the cattle rustling practice and are armed, they extend the problem to us. view
  • 25 Sep 2013 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, it is a known fact that there are communities in this country in which cattle rustling is part of their lives. This is not a secret. It is known. view
  • 25 Sep 2013 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, let me withdraw that statement and move on because I can see a lot of heat even though it is a fact. Let us move on. view
  • 25 Sep 2013 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, as I move on, some of the armed police reservists--- view
  • 25 Sep 2013 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, for the purpose of continuing with my contribution, I withdraw. 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
  • 25 Sep 2013 in National Assembly: In Kitui County, we have suffered a lot as a result of some of these police reservists who are not disciplined. The Government has given them arms to protect their people, but they go beyond their boundaries and harass our peaceful people in Kitui South and Kitui East. While I support this Motion, we need serious vetting of police reservists. They should be vetted by either elders or religious leaders in their areas, so that we can get people who are serious and who adhere to the rule of law. As I said yesterday, in Kitui South we have reports ... view
  • 17 Sep 2013 in National Assembly: Thank you, hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker for giving me this chance to contribute to this Motion. I think we all agree that prices of basic commodities have actually increased and I think as a House we need to agree that when we were passing this Bill to become an Act of Parliament, we had very good intentions in terms of the Value Added Tax (VAT) administration. But what has happened is that the impact of this Act on Kenyans is something of concern. Why am I saying that it is something of The electronic version of the Official Hansard Report ... view
  • 17 Sep 2013 in National Assembly: concern? What has happened is that the prices of those basic commodities have increased. On the basis of that, the demand of the same commodities will actually go down. Normally, what will happen when the demand goes down is that production will be suppressed. When you suppress production of the same commodities, then the producing units will actually scale down in terms of employment and other things which can help Kenyans. As hon. Members, we need to think about this Motion in this manner. If we want employment in this country to expand, then we need to rethink this Act ... view