Benson Makali Mulu

Parties & Coalitions

All parliamentary appearances

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  • 10 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Deputy Speaker, for giving me a chance to support this important Bill. When you look at the history of this country, you will realise that for most of us who went to school in the 1970s, agriculture was a very important sector in this country. During those days, it was the mainstay of the economy. This was basically because of the role it played in terms of contributing to the Gross Domestic Product of this country. At the same time, it created employment for Kenyans because of the foreign exchange we got from agricultural products. By then, ... view
  • 10 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: In this Bill, there is a whole section regarding research and training. This country needs to invest heavily in terms of training people as a result of research findings. Research will inform us of the gaps in irrigation and it will help us to come up with the right training programmes for our farmers and engineers. Therefore, we will be making use of technology. Another important issue is about farmers associations. It is a pity that most farmers form associations for example, irrigation water users associations, marketing associations or input sourcing associations. What happens is that the few who are ... view
  • 28 Mar 2018 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. I support the Petition by Hon. Njomo, but we need to provide information. During the 11th Parliament, when the Budget and Appropriations Committee was under suspension, I found myself in the Departmental Committee on Finance and National Planning. At that point, the matter of Imperial Bank going under was very hot in this country. I remember very well, under the chairmanship of Hon. Langat, the matter of banks going under was thoroughly discussed by that Committee. There is a lot of documentation relating to that. I remember at one point doing a paper on that. So, ... view
  • 28 Mar 2018 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Deputy Speaker. view
  • 28 Mar 2018 in National Assembly: Hon. Deputy Speaker, I can see the mood of the House so I will be very brief. I support the Committee in its recommendation to have Mr. John Omenge appointed as a PS in this ministry. I know Mr. Omenge. As a result of this appointment, I just want to say two things. The first is that this appointment goes a long way in motivating those who are in the Civil Service in terms of their getting opportunities to be appointed. Listening to the history of this particular officer, he has served in the Civil Service for many years up ... view
  • 15 Mar 2018 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker, for this chance to second this important Bill. The Division of Revenue Bill is a follow up to our approval of the BPS. Most of the figures which you find in this Bill are the same figures which this House approved on the BPS. This Bill helps this House to approve what we call the vertical division of our Budget. That is sharing the budget between the national Government and the county governments. So, it is a very straightforward Bill. If the Members want to appreciate this Bill, the best thing is to look at the ... view
  • 15 Mar 2018 in National Assembly: Let me make a few observations. Clause 5 of this Bill says that in a situation where the revenue generated falls short of expectations, then, the only money you can change is the figure for the national Government. That means that the figure for the county governments is fixed. That is important because it ensures that the programmes and projects for the county governments are fully funded in terms of what is in this Bill. The other important bit which I want to put more emphasis on is what my friend and Chair, Hon. Ichung’wah said. That is the issue ... view
  • 15 Mar 2018 in National Assembly: these resources we are allocating every year. To make things worse, we are increasing this figure from about Kshs4.5 billion to Kshs9.3 billion. I agree with my Chairman that it is important we do an audit of how this important programme is being implemented. It does not make sense to allocate resources where the actual implementation does not take place. If you go to most of our Level 4 hospitals, you hardly see signs of this money. Some have equipment which are in stores. They cannot use them because they do not have the capacity and the required skills. Others ... view
  • 15 Mar 2018 in National Assembly: As we look through the conditional grants which have been given to the county governments, generally, we need to agree that it is important for us to have a follow up and make sure that this money reaches the people. For example, there is some allocation here to support national agriculture and inclusive growth project. This programme is very important for food security in this country. If it is implemented, it will go a long way in trying to achieve one of the Big Four agenda items on food security. So, it is a matter of ensuring that we monitor ... view
  • 15 Mar 2018 in National Assembly: The other thing is the issue of resources. We have some resources here which have been provided under the Kenya Devolution Support Programme to build capacities of the county governments in terms of public financial management, human resource management and most importantly, planning, monitoring and evaluation. If this money is utilised well, it can go a long way in supporting these county governments to make sure that the resources allocated end up being used for the right purpose. view