Benson Makali Mulu

Parties & Coalitions

All parliamentary appearances

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  • 12 Oct 2017 in National Assembly: We all know that the Judiciary has reclaimed their independence. As a House, we are being challenged to rise to the occasion and do what is expected us. Let us look at this Supplementary Budget of about 38 billion, as Hon. Duale said. The question is: Why are we rushing to have this Supplementary Estimates Bill passed by this House? The Constitution allows two months. The National Treasury would have gone ahead to spend this money, we conduct the elections as expected and bring the details to this House for approval so that at that time, this House can ask ... view
  • 12 Oct 2017 in National Assembly: Hon. Speaker, let me remind Hon. Limo that the reason why we have live broadcasts of what happens here is so that we can follow the proceedings of this House from wherever we are in the world. Therefore, as far as I am concerned, you do not have to sit here to do your work. However, I am saying that, as Members of Parliament, let us not be held hostage by our party affiliations. We have a constitutional mandate to deliver for Kenyans. Once you get in through that door, as an MP, your first responsibility is to pledge your ... view
  • 15 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, for giving me a chance to also join my colleagues in commenting on these changes to the Standing Orders. I want to start by appreciating the work that has been done by the Committee, which looked at these amendments. The amendments are very important, more so, for the 12th Parliament. We know they will be applicable when the 12th Parliament starts its work. view
  • 15 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: I want to comment on three areas. The first one is on the committee’s membership. The amendments propose a reduction in the committee’s membership from 29 to 17. This is very important because, as we are aware, many details of the work of this House are discussed at the committee level. It is very important that the numbers we have at the committee level are manageable so that in terms of effective participation, we are able to get the right input in the debates. At the same time, we will be able to factor in the technical considerations. These amendments ... view
  • 15 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: From the experience that I acquired in the current Parliament, I know that it is important for every Member of this House to belong to a committee. view
  • 14 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Chairman. I think the Chairman of the Departmental Committee on Finance, Planning and Trade should not downplay the matter being raised. We are on national TV and people are watching what we are saying. It is unfortunate that the only thing we are saying is ―the‖, ―for‖ and other typos. The question is: At this level, why should Members of Parliament be given a Bill to discuss almost two pages of amendments and the only thing we are saying is changing the word ―the‖ and putting the word ―if‖? I think it sends the wrong ... view
  • 8 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. I think you need to guide the House. As the Chair was presenting these amendments he indicated that he had discussions with the CS, National Treasury. Procedurally, the way we process budgets in this House is that Departmental Committees must first of all look at them and approve then forward them to the Budget and Appropriations Committee. I agree that the budget for the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts had been discussed by the relevant Departmental Committee, but the other two were not. Hon. Rasso, the Kshs300 million we are talking about is an additional ... view
  • 8 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. I think you need to guide the House. As the Chair was presenting these amendments he indicated that he had discussions with the CS, National Treasury. Procedurally, the way we process budgets in this House is that Departmental Committees must first of all look at them and approve then forward them to the Budget and Appropriations Committee. I agree that the budget for the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts had been discussed by the relevant Departmental Committee, but the other two were not. Hon. Rasso, the Kshs300 million we are talking about is an additional ... 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. 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