Eric Muchangi Njiru

Parties & Coalitions

All parliamentary appearances

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  • 17 Mar 2020 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, for the opportunity to support this Bill about the old people in our society. These are very important people because most of them fought for the Independence of this country and they have always desired to eat the fruits of the freedom. Unfortunately, these people go through a lot of problems. Many of them are sick. Others have to be taken out to bask in the sun. Others go hungry without food. Those of us who are here can confirm to you that they keep coming to us seeking for help from the Government. ... view
  • 20 Feb 2020 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker, for the opportunity to contribute to this very important Bill. From the onset, I would like to state that I represent a constituency that has many small- scale tea growers and has two tea factories that are doing very well and produce very good tea for local and international markets. It is good that I confirm to you that I am also a small-scale tea farmer. The truth of the matter is that most of our farmers do not earn good returns from the so much work that they do. The electronic version of the Official ... view
  • 20 Feb 2020 in National Assembly: So, I welcome this idea of establishing the Tea Board of Kenya that will oversee the operations of the tea subsector in our country. If you talk to the many tea farmers in our country, especially the small-scale farmers who are around 700, they will tell you that there is a problem with the way leaders or directors are elected in our factories. There are many requirements that do not give an opportunity for the best people to be elected to be in charge of the operations of tea production in many factories. For instance, there are requirements which dictate ... view
  • 18 Feb 2020 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, for the opportunity to add my voice to this very important Motion from Hon. George. Tharaka County borders Embu County. From Runyenjes Constituency, we can hear about how the desert locusts have badly hit our neighbours. It is time the Government declared this a national disaster, so that it is given the attention it requires. The electronic version of the Official Hansard Report is for information purposes only. Acertified version of this Report can be obtained from the Hansard Editor. view
  • 18 Feb 2020 in National Assembly: This is a threat to the economy. It is a problem in the region. It cannot be a small matter for this country. We would like to see the Government assuring Kenyans that enough is being done to cushion the rest of the country from the invasion. I have seen the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture moving from one invaded area to another and even taking photos of the locusts. It is time the Cabinet Secretary undertook a trip to one of the countries where there is a success story about fighting locusts, so that he can come and help the ... view
  • 18 Feb 2020 in National Assembly: Locusts, as I have said, are in the two of the four constituencies in Embu. They are not choosy. They are eating everything. I do not want to imagine what is going to happen if the locusts move into every other constituency. It is a problem that is so big that the Government should move with speed so that we do not have a bigger problem in future. view
  • 18 Feb 2020 in National Assembly: I support this Motion. Thank you. view
  • 26 Nov 2019 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Deputy Speaker for giving me an opportunity to add my voice to this very important Bill. I want to thank Hon. Victor Munyaka for the good work they have done as a Committee. They put a lot of hours into this work and we commend them for that. view
  • 26 Nov 2019 in National Assembly: The gaming industry is among the big industries in the world. The Kenyan society has become a gaming society and mostly the young people. Statistics indicate that almost 95 per cent of the gaming activities are done by the young people. I want to thank the Committee for seeking to change the manner in which gaming is done in this country. In the proposed law, 30 per cent of the shareholding is supposed to be held by Kenyans. This will help in ensuring that lots of money is in circulation in this country. view
  • 26 Nov 2019 in National Assembly: This Bill seeks to protect the right of our young children. This is because if you walk around in the constituencies, you would find many young people and school going children involved in gaming and betting which is very addictive and destroys lives. Seeking to have betting regulated and leave it happen in casinos is a very good idea. For example, Las Vegas in the United States of America (USA) betting is strictly for adults and is done in casinos. view