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  • 18 May 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker. I want to make my contribution to this important Motion. view
  • 18 May 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker. I want to start by really appreciating the work done by the PAC under the leadership of the able Hon. Gumbo. I listened when this Motion was being moved yesterday. This Report brings out issues which are of serious and of national concern. Without dwelling too much on the figures because Kenyans have already read them--- These are very high figures. Kenyans cannot imagine how this country can lose such amounts of money and still be on her feet. I want to focus more on the bigger picture which is the issue of holding ... view
  • 18 May 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker. I want to start by really appreciating the work done by the PAC under the leadership of the able Hon. Gumbo. I listened when this Motion was being moved yesterday. This Report brings out issues which are of serious and of national concern. Without dwelling too much on the figures because Kenyans have already read them--- These are very high figures. Kenyans cannot imagine how this country can lose such amounts of money and still be on her feet. I want to focus more on the bigger picture which is the issue of holding ... view
  • 18 May 2017 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, I will not be surprised to find that the presentation of this Report to this House might have been delayed. There could have been some people working underneath to make sure that this Report is not tabled for debate. I want to thank the House Business Committee (HBC) for making sure that before the end of the 11th Parliament, we have a chance to discuss this Report and put it on record that this is not the way to go as Kenyans. If you look at the people who misappropriated public resources and the amounts being ... view
  • 18 May 2017 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, I will not be surprised to find that the presentation of this Report to this House might have been delayed. There could have been some people working underneath to make sure that this Report is not tabled for debate. I want to thank the House Business Committee (HBC) for making sure that before the end of the 11th Parliament, we have a chance to discuss this Report and put it on record that this is not the way to go as Kenyans. If you look at the people who misappropriated public resources and the amounts being ... view
  • 18 May 2017 in National Assembly: We have visited some countries where this Committee can really bite. When there is need to bite, they will bite immediately and the biting will be so severe that people will realise there is a committee. One of my prayers to this House is that in the 12th Parliament, PAC needs to be given powers so that when things like this come to this House and such recommendations are adopted by the House--- This will ensure that Members of Parliament who are so hardworking like Hon. Gumbo do not think that what they are doing is in vain. Look at ... view
  • 18 May 2017 in National Assembly: We have visited some countries where this Committee can really bite. When there is need to bite, they will bite immediately and the biting will be so severe that people will realise there is a committee. One of my prayers to this House is that in the 12th Parliament, PAC needs to be given powers so that when things like this come to this House and such recommendations are adopted by the House--- This will ensure that Members of Parliament who are so hardworking like Hon. Gumbo do not think that what they are doing is in vain. Look at ... view
  • 17 May 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. I rise to second this Procedural Motion on the exemption of a Bill from the provisions of Standing Order No.141(1). We are all aware about the Division of Revenue Bill which this House passed. As a result of the amendments done by the Senate and the failure of the Mediation Committee to agree on the proposed change, it was not possible to get the Bill passed. On the basis of that, bearing in mind the importance of this Bill, I want to urge my colleagues that we pass this Procedural Motion so that we get debate ... view
  • 17 May 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. I rise to second this Procedural Motion on the exemption of a Bill from the provisions of Standing Order No.141(1). We are all aware about the Division of Revenue Bill which this House passed. As a result of the amendments done by the Senate and the failure of the Mediation Committee to agree on the proposed change, it was not possible to get the Bill passed. On the basis of that, bearing in mind the importance of this Bill, I want to urge my colleagues that we pass this Procedural Motion so that we get debate ... view
  • 17 May 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. I want to second the Procedural Motion relating to reduction of the publication period of the Bill from 14 days to six days. I cannot agree more with my Chairman of the Budget and Appropriations Committee. We now have the experience in terms of what is involved in budget-making. I think we need to be informed by this experience because we are having challenges when we have an important Bill like this going to the Senate and coming to the House. We need to learn from the lessons learnt. As a way forward, I think the ... view