Benson Makali Mulu

Parties & Coalitions

All parliamentary appearances

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  • 28 Feb 2018 in National Assembly: I want to start with Prof. Mugenda. This honourable lady, those of us who have interacted with Kenyatta University—and for your information this is the institution where I did my PhD in economics—this lady has moved this university from a very low level to an international university. I am just imagining that by her joining this important commission, she will come with the same vision so that the Judiciary as an institution will deliver to Kenyans, more so in access to justice. Looking at Mr. Patrick Gichohi, all of us who have interacted with Parliament for many years know Patrick ... view
  • 28 Feb 2018 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker. I like listening to this debate because this is an area I can claim to have a bit of expertise. When you listen to some of the statements being made here, I am sure those who are in this area like me must be wondering whether we have the kind of knowledge required to analyse some of the issues. Let me just go straight to the point. I am a Member of this Committee, but there are issues which we must point out as a House. I mentioned earlier that this House has a ... view
  • 28 Feb 2018 in National Assembly: grow to that level, then your revenue generation falls short of expectations. When it falls short of expectation, you have no choice, but to borrow. So, what happens? When you borrow, you make the situation worse than it is. There are models you can use to forecast proper economic growth. Let those models be used so that even when you do not get it right because it is a forecast, you are not very far from the target. That will help us as we budget forward. On the issue of the big four agenda, I like the debate about it. ... view
  • 28 Feb 2018 in National Assembly: are actually taking more money than even the national Government. Therefore, this is another area we need to think about. On the issue of public debt, I have said many times that it depends on the way you look at it. It is simple. There are indicators called “international thresholds”. They have not reached a bad level. They are not very bad, but what we are saying is that we should look at the debt service to revenue ratio. We are already over the threshold of 30 per cent. Let us not just mention the good ones. When you are ... view
  • 28 Feb 2018 in National Assembly: I appreciate, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker. Thank you very much. What I was saying is that when you pay 50 or 40 per cent out of your revenue to debt because it has to be paid before anything else, you remain with about 60 per cent. It restricts the way you can play with the Budget in allocating to different programmes. So, the lesser you pay in debt repayment, the better for you as a country because you are able to play around and have bigger room to reallocate resources. The other issue is auditing of conditional grants. For the ... view
  • 28 Feb 2018 in National Assembly: Gikaria, it is time, as a House, we rose to the occasion and made sure that we push these reports to the latest; just a year before the present. In that case, we will be helping this country. As I finish, I think we cannot leave without saying something about the Fourth Estate. The only debates you see in the Fourth Estate are political. It is high time they shifted their thinking and the way they do things so that they start engaging Kenyans on economic issues which bring food to the table. Unless we do that, this country will ... view
  • 28 Feb 2018 in National Assembly: We need to have economic debates. We need to have social debates so that Kenyans can move forward. With those few remarks, thank you very much. I settle my case. I second the Budget Policy Statement. view
  • 13 Dec 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. I have a lot of respect for my friend Hon. Wamalwa, but I think saying that this is not an important matter and Order No. 10 is more important is not being fair. As you have rightly put it, this matter was debated by only four Members, after the Mover and the seconder concluded their remarks. As we are all aware, EALA is a very important Assembly. The importance of that Assembly was even demonstrated by the number of applicants. When Hon. Katoo ole Metito was moving this, he indicated that a total of 208 people ... view
  • 13 Dec 2017 in National Assembly: At the same time, the other thing we need is to ensure that we strengthen and deepen the integration. This is because there are signs that there are internal small differences between countries and I think it is the work of this Assembly to make sure that they are sorted out so that at the end of the day, we have a stronger East African Community (EAC). Hon. Speaker, the other thing that is very important is the issue of the Assembly coming up with legislation which would help EAC. We realise that some of the issues to do with ... view
  • 13 Dec 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. As the chairman of the planning committee for Hon. Nyenze’s burial, I take this opportunity to thank the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC), more so you, Hon. Speaker; and the Office of the Clerk for the support you have given to the planning committee up to this time. We have agreed on the key dates. Today evening, we are doing the fundraiser. On Friday, there will be the church funeral service at Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) Church, Karen. Next week on Tuesday, we will be resting our brother. So, I appeal to all the hon. ... view