All parliamentary appearances

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  • 7 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Chairlady. I support this amendment. Maybe I just want to make an observation that the idea of reducing the fine from Kshs50,000 to Kshs30,000 only and there is the word “not exceeding Kshs30,000” may just encourage people to break the law. This is because Kshs30,000 is such a low amount that the magistrate might even put it at Kshs5,000 because it is “not exceeding”. So, I wish to see a higher penalty for people who break this important law. I support. view
  • 7 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Chairlady. I support this amendment. Maybe I just want to make an observation that the idea of reducing the fine from Kshs50,000 to Kshs30,000 only and there is the word “not exceeding Kshs30,000” may just encourage people to break the law. This is because Kshs30,000 is such a low amount that the magistrate might even put it at Kshs5,000 because it is “not exceeding”. So, I wish to see a higher penalty for people who break this important law. I support. view
  • 7 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you Hon. Speaker for giving me this opportunity to contribute to this Supplementary Budget. I am a Member of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, but I will not dwell on the figures. However, I want to make some observations. The Constitution makes provision for Supplementary Budgets. What is expected is--- view
  • 7 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Hon. Speaker, this constitutional provision provides the National Treasury with the opportunity to make provisions in terms of funds for unforeseen activities. Looking at this Supplementary Budget the House is being requested to approve about Kshs64 billion so that we are able to meet the unforeseen expenditures. One of the challenges we have faced as a Committee is the way the Budget is presented to Members of Parliament. It is not usually very clear how much has already been spent so that the House is requested to regularise. The Constitution states that the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury can spend and ... view
  • 7 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: We are nearing the end of the 11th Parliament. In the 12th Parliament it will be good for MPs while debating the Supplementary Budget, for the parliamentary budget office to show how much has been spent so that we can only approve regularisation and how much is supposed to be spent. That way we will get a clear picture on how much we spend. On the issue of donor 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
  • 7 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: funding, if you look at this Budget it has a huge amount in terms of development vote. This is because we are trying to factor in money which has been provided by donors so that it can be spent. Unless, we do this, it cannot be spent outside the budget making process. This request is very important for the country. view
  • 7 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: In future, it will be very important to do right timing while factoring in donor contribution in our budget-making process. It should come in good time so that we are able to factor it in our budget and should not be brought on the last day. I am wondering why Kshs.42 billion is requested to be put under the capital expenditure in the development vote. I am wondering whether in three weeks this money will be spent so that on 1st July, the budget we passed in April becomes effective. Donor projections and getting the right commitment from the donors ... view
  • 7 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Out of this money you will realise there is some money for the Kitui-Kibwezi Road which we have been fighting for many years to get tarmacked. I appreciate as Member coming from that region because I can see serious commitment of tarmacking it using the Kshs.4.3 billion which has been set aside. At the same time I also want to see good work done. This money is supposed to be spent in the next three weeks before we get to the end of the financial year. This means people will have to rush. I would have been very comfortable being ... view
  • 7 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: The issue of pending bills in this country is a serious concern. As a House we need to push the Executive. I do not know how this can be done but I will propose a situation whereby all these pending bills will be audited the way we did in the year 2010. After proper auditing as a House we make provision of a lump sum amount which can clear most of them because they are becoming an issue. For example, the other day we were discussing an issue concerning prisons. I am a Member of the Departmental Committee on Administration ... view
  • 7 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Another area is food. I like this Supplementary Budget because it is focusing more on food security in this country and the issue of election security. A lot of money has gone to the Kenya Police and the Administration Police Service, so that at the end of the day we secure our elections. This is very important for this country because we know what happens if we do not have credible and fair elections. Any effort being made to secure elections in this country is worthy supporting. That is why I want to support this Supplementary Budget. At the same ... view