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  • 23 Nov 2021 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Chairman. Should I say that it be approved? view
  • 23 Nov 2021 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Chairman. I beg to move that Senate amendment to clause 6 be approved by the House. Essentially, we had made an amendment to remove the Principal Secretary for the State Department for Infrastructure from the membership of the Privatisation of the Committee. The reason was that several projects may be involved. They could be water or energy projects. We thought the Principal Secretaries should be co-opted on a need basis. But the Senate disagreed and said we should include the one in charge of infrastructure, probably because most PPPs are infrastructure related. So, we agree ... view
  • 16 Nov 2021 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker. On behalf of the Constitutional Implementation Oversight Committee, allow me to take this first chance to thank all Members who have contributed, both in support and in opposition. I have listened keenly, even the times I was away from the House, to the contributions by Members and they have all been gratifying. We have groups within our society who, for the first time, the Constitution singled out in terms of specialised treatment on human rights matters. These are the children whom Hon. Millie has been very passionate about, and we thank her for it. ... view
  • 16 Nov 2021 in National Assembly: you know it, in addition to the youth commission you were creating, children will also seek their commission. I need to alert the Members that in the long run, you will be creating commissions for all the special groups in our society. There will be duplicity in the sense that the limit and remit of their mandate will be about the human right issues affecting those sections. Let us establish the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and Equality Commission, as already established in the Constitution, then, we can have sections or departments directed and targeting these specialised groups, so ... view
  • 9 Nov 2021 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. I stand to second the Bill. This Bill comes from the Constitution Implementation Oversight Committee (CIOC). All we are seeking is to reduce unnecessary expenditure around commissions. Article 59 creates the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. Article 59 (4) states that Parliament is empowered to create other commissions, and not to split the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. People may ask why we are seeking to remerge commissions or collapse the National Gender and Equality Commission back to Kenya National Human Rights and Equality Commission. One, we currently have the Kenya National Commission on ... view
  • 9 Nov 2021 in National Assembly: Hon. Speaker, if you look at the various provisions of the Constitution singling out the various segments or sections of our society which require specific protection, you will realise that we have the youth, persons with disabilities and older persons. The rights of these people are now rights specifically provided for. By creating a commission specific to gender, there is now legitimate clamour from these other segments of the society singled out as beneficiaries of critical rights to have their own commission, so that it will be legitimate if you have the National Gender and Equality Commission, then the group ... view
  • 9 Nov 2021 in National Assembly: Commission. It is legitimate. If we continue that way, we will have the youth clamouring for a commission independent of Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and Equality Commission. You remember a short while ago when we were debating the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill, there was a proposal that independent of Article 59 (4), we have a youth commission created. The danger we are running into is that we will have a youth commission, a national gender and equality commission, a persons with disabilities commission, a commission dealing with minorities and marginalised groups, a separate commission dealing with older ... view
  • 9 Nov 2021 in National Assembly: I thank you, Hon. Speaker. For Hon. Janet’s’ favour, I read the provisions of Article 59 (1). The commission it establishes is the Kenya National Human Rights and Equality Commission. Hon. Janet, as a senior lawyer to me, understands that what we have is not so named. It is called the Kenya National Human Rights Commission. That is why I am saying the first intent of the Bill is indeed to correct the error in that nomenclature because Kenya National Commission on Human Rights is not what the Constitution establishes. This is not a commission being established by an Act ... view
  • 9 Nov 2021 in National Assembly: 56. You have older members of society under Article 57. People have been asking why we have people like Dr. Oburu Odinga in EALA and not a youth. They do not know that, that is also a special category protected by the Constitution. The point I was making is that the way to approach it better is to have Kenya National Human Rights and Equality Commission as rightly established under the Constitution and then you have departments under the commission dealing with these specialised sections of the society. If you do not, calling it the National Gender and Equality Commission ... view
  • 9 Nov 2021 in National Assembly: Hon. Speaker, I do not want to water down the good arguments advanced by the Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Kioni, while moving. I beg to second and I urge Members to support the Bill. view