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  • 25 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, I beg to move the following Motion: view
  • 25 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: 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
  • 25 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: THAT, aware that the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution provides for the protection of the environment and natural resources and, in particular, water protection, securing sufficient residual water among others by the National Government; further aware that the existence of abundant water during rainy seasons goes to waste uncollected; deeply concerned about the destructive nature of the said excess water on roads, buildings and other infrastructure including loss of lives in the cities and major towns; cognizant of the fact that during dry periods, there is always rationing of water due to low water levels in the reservoirs that serve ... view
  • 25 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, let me give a brief summary on the Motion. One, the UN has ranked Kenya as having one of the lowest water replenishment rates in the world. The renewable water resource per capita is at 647 cubic metres per capita per annum, which is far below 1,000 cubic metres. Globally, a country is categorised as water stressed if its annual renewable fresh water supplies are between 1,000 and 1,700 cubic metres per capita and water scarce if its renewable fresh water supplies are less than 1,000 cubic metres per capita. According to the United Nations Environment ... view
  • 25 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: water crisis, the country needs to seek alternative sources of water supply and reduce its reliance on conventional surface water schemes like dams and reservoirs. A recent approach in some water harvesting, which involves the collection and storage of rainfall runoff in open ponds or aquifers, has been identified as one alternative water resource and could supplement traditional urban water supplies. As I come to a close on this, let me say that storm waters can improve water security and increase resilience when it comes to climate change in urban areas. It can also prevent frequent flooding and provide additional ... view
  • 25 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: There are several international examples of large scale storm water harvesting. One of the most comprehensive is in Singapore where it has been shown to be a useful high quality water resource. Other initiatives in the US and Australia highlight that harvested storm water is used for a range of purposes including irrigation, toilet flushing, commercial and industrial uses. Our cities of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, including county headquarters, should invest in storm water harvesting. The Vision 2030 of water and sanitation is to ensure that improved water and sanitation are available and accessible to all. This will be realised through ... view
  • 25 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: London, wrote and said Kenyans are nasty. Because I know a little about the Bible, I remembered - I hope I will get one more minute - a verse in the Bible that is Genesis 9:22 where this old man Noah took some wine and went naked. We are not told what made him remove his clothes. Nevertheless, he was naked. One of his sons called Canaan went and told his brothers: “You see my father is naked.” The other two boys did not entertain that. I still plead for one more minute. They took some clothing, went backwards and ... view
  • 25 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: Thank you. I was just remaining with one second to finish what the Bible says. He said: “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Shem. May Canaan be the slave to Shem.” Therefore, I want to say that what happened yesterday is not acceptable in a modern society like ours. It was not acceptable even in the Bible days. view
  • 25 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: With that, I request Hon. Oluoch to second the Motion. Thank you. I beg to move. view
  • 25 Apr 2018 in National Assembly: Hon. Sankok is requesting me to donate 30 seconds to my colleague over here. Hon. K.J. wanted to mention something about Water Resource Management Authority (WARMA). view