George Theuri

Parties & Coalitions


10th May 1978







@theurigeorgy on Twitter

All parliamentary appearances

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  • 24 Aug 2023 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Speaker. I want to congratulate Hon. Mary Emaase for bringing this Motion. At the same time, I want to mourn with the unfortunate loss of her constituents. view
  • 24 Aug 2023 in National Assembly: The bodaboda industry in this country took hold during the late President Kibaki’s regime. Today, it is a multi-billion industry. It employs our young people. It drives the economy in the informal sector. Nowadays, there is nothing that you can deal with, be it mama mboga or jua kali sector that does not rely on bodaboda. It is, therefore, an important industry even for us as Members of Parliament. Every now and then, when need arise to communicate with our constituents in different wards or pass information, we use them. This Motion, therefore, is a timely Motion and it is ... view
  • 24 Aug 2023 in National Assembly: Many of the bodaboda riders take loans which are paid on a daily basis. Some pay Ksh500, Ksh300 or Ksh700 depending on the deposit that was placed, whether it was Ksh10,000, Ksh15,000 or Ksh30,000. Like every other industry, at times, the economy is not doing well and people will default. These defaults are not unique. They happen to people who have loans of over Ksh100 million, Ksh200 million and above including somebody who is defaulting for a payment of Ksh500, Ksh1,000 or Ksh2,000. view
  • 24 Aug 2023 in National Assembly: It is during that time that these people take advantage. They prey on the young people. The moment a bodaboda rider defaults for a period of five days, the sharks would descend upon that young man regardless of the fact that he has paid the loan for a long period. Probably, he has even paid Ksh100,000 or Ksh150,000. For some of these loans, it is usually a price of Ksh200,000 when you have taken this loan. The person who is acquiring the bodaboda therefore, ends up paying quite more, and way above, the price. However, the moment they start defaulting, ... view
  • 24 Aug 2023 in National Assembly: It is important to note that there is a cartel, and Hon. Mary Emaase has pointed it out very well. There are people who go out and map out the bodaboda riders who are unable to pay, and they become victims. I have seen it in my constituency, here in Nairobi, and I am sure that is the case countrywide. It is time we put in place a legislative framework that will govern this specific industry ranging from the loans, saccos and how they operate. I want to note what Hon. K.J has said. He just picked everything that I ... view
  • 16 Aug 2023 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Speaker. I rise to support this Motion. I can tell you that Nairobi's population has exceeded four million. Sometimes it is even more, depending on the season. Since Nairobi was founded, the only public cemetery that has existed is the one used at Langata. I can give you statistics of the population we have. I represent Embakasi West, which has a population of about 300,000. Embakasi North Constituency has a similar number of people. Embakasi East Constituency carries 360,000 people, the same as the population of Embakasi South Constituency. Embakasi Central Constituency has another 300,000 people. ... view
  • 16 Aug 2023 in National Assembly: This Motion is very timely. This should not be a matter that should be taken for granted. I remember that previous governments even tried to buy land - I do not know whether it was in Mavoko - where we were taken round in circles. As much as we say we want to leave this matter to the Nairobi City County, the Nairobi City County cannot handle it. Now that Hon. Jalang’o has brought this matter to the House, it is important that we support him because Nairobi belongs to all of us. Our government should be able to find ... view
  • 16 Aug 2023 in National Assembly: Thank you. Hon. Temporary Speaker. I beg to move the following Motion: THAT, aware that lack of access to ownership of productive assets, in particular to land, is one of the very serious sources of economic and social insecurity for Kenyans; further aware that many communities, particularly rural- income dwellers, the only way of accessing land to put up their dwellings has been to take up residence on land that is unfit for human habitation; aware that the Bill of Rights under Chapter 4 of the Constitution guarantees every citizen the right to adequate housing and reasonable standards of sanitation; ... view
  • 16 Aug 2023 in National Assembly: I am presenting the Motion, Hon. Temporary Speaker. I wonder why Hon... view
  • 16 Aug 2023 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Speaker. I think Hon. Rindikiri was just taking a jibe at me. I am presenting the Motion in context to allow for debate. view


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