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  • 20 Dec 2016 in National Assembly: We could do what I call value for money audit or cost benefit analysis to know whether we should continue with this programme or not. This is closely tied with the way we prepare our Budgets. We have adopted programme budgeting and through this, we focus more on outputs and targets. We have said many times that when we are preparing Budgets, it is always good to know that we have provided resources to achieve specific outputs and targets, so that as we move forward, we know how far we are in terms of the implementation of those specific outputs ... view
  • 20 Dec 2016 in National Assembly: This is more so in my county. If we are talking about cheap source of energy and then such an important policy document is prepared and there is no mention of coal as a source of energy, that is an issue of concern. The Government committed to heavily exploiting coal in Kitui County, so that at the end of the day, we can get a cheap source of energy and at the same time help in industrialisation which will in the long-run create employment. view
  • 20 Dec 2016 in National Assembly: It is important for the Government to continue exploring ways of exploiting coal as a source of energy. As a Budget and Appropriations Committee, we must appreciate the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) because yesterday, it was brought to our attention that in the BPS, there was no mention of the payment of gratuity to Members of Parliament, employees of constituency offices and county offices which are managed by the Senators. I really want to appreciate the Commission for bringing this to the attention of the Budget and Appropriations Committee where as a result, resources have been allocated to make sure ... view
  • 23 Nov 2016 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Deputy Speaker. The Departmental Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperatives is being unfair to Dr. Ottichilo. I remember very well, and the HANSARD can bear me witness, you are the one who was seated on that seat. We agreed to give the Committee two weeks to submit their Report so that the Committee proposed by Dr. Ottichilo could be established. That is why we stepped it down. Hon. Deputy Speaker, being the Chair of the Liaison Committee of this House, you need to take stern action against the Committee because it is being unfair to this Hon. ... view
  • 22 Nov 2016 in National Assembly: Hon. Deputy Speaker, I want to comment on the first Petition. view
  • 22 Nov 2016 in National Assembly: Hon. Deputy Speaker, I want to comment on the first Petition. view
  • 22 Nov 2016 in National Assembly: The first Petition raises two issues which, to me, are very important. One of the issues is the one of the chief executive officers (CEOs) overstaying in some of those positions despite a very clear legal framework which provides the period a CEO should be in office. I am sure that is not unique only to this institution. As a House and part of our oversight role, it is important most of these parastatals are monitored so that we do not have situations where CEOs overstay. At the end of the day, there are a bit of irregularities which have ... view
  • 22 Nov 2016 in National Assembly: The first Petition raises two issues which, to me, are very important. One of the issues is the one of the chief executive officers (CEOs) overstaying in some of those positions despite a very clear legal framework which provides the period a CEO should be in office. I am sure that is not unique only to this institution. As a House and part of our oversight role, it is important most of these parastatals are monitored so that we do not have situations where CEOs overstay. At the end of the day, there are a bit of irregularities which have ... view
  • 22 Nov 2016 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Deputy Speaker. I also rise to support the Report of the Departmental Committee on Health in terms of the amendments to the Health Bill by the Senate. Listening to the Mover of the Report, I wish he had provided the House with more details. Based on what he said, the Senate is not proposing few amendments but very many amendments. The Health Bill is very important. This House has suspended some proposed amendments to other Acts so as to be incorporated in this Bill. That raises an issue of concern. When I look at the amendments, I ... view
  • 22 Nov 2016 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Deputy Speaker. I also rise to support the Report of the Departmental Committee on Health in terms of the amendments to the Health Bill by the Senate. Listening to the Mover of the Report, I wish he had provided the House with more details. Based on what he said, the Senate is not proposing few amendments but very many amendments. The Health Bill is very important. This House has suspended some proposed amendments to other Acts so as to be incorporated in this Bill. That raises an issue of concern. When I look at the amendments, I ... view