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  • 16 Nov 2016 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker. At the outset, I support the Motion by Hon. Mwaura. Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, innovation is not rocket science. It is the application of better solutions that would meet the new requirements. It is a process whereby you re-engineer to use less for more. Innovation is the way to go in this country. Vision 2030 will be a mirage if we will not embrace innovation. It is about value addition. I was in Europe - the United Kingdom to be more specific - about three months ago. I went to the shops to buy ... view
  • 16 Nov 2016 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, there is very loud consultation by my leader. view
  • 16 Nov 2016 in National Assembly: It is important to try to find out where the rain started beating us in this country. It all started when we, as a nation or the leadership of this country, decided to convert most of the middle-level colleges into universities. That is where we lost it first because innovation anchors on skills. What we need to do first is to provide the basic and appropriate skills to our youth so that they can use those skills innovatively to change or to improve systems. That is where we went wrong first. At the moment, it is top-heavy. If you look ... view
  • 16 Nov 2016 in National Assembly: of the best state-of-the-art innovation centres in Sub-Sahara Africa. If that goes through, it will be the first step in converting and making Kenya more industrialised. As that goes on, we must also realise that innovation will fight the endemic problems that are facing this country - the unemployment situation. As we speak, the unemployment challenge that is confronting this country is extremely significant. A quarter of the labour force in this country, particularly the youth, is unemployed. The level of unemployment in this country today stands at 25 per cent as compared to the other regions. In every 100 ... view
  • 16 Nov 2016 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, the CDF Chairman needs to listen to me on how I have used the CDF money to set up an innovation centre. view
  • 16 Nov 2016 in National Assembly: In my constituency, I set aside quite a bit of money to set up a talent centre for the talented and gifted students and it has picked up. Sooner than later, we will be talking of exporting manpower to other constituencies and counties in this country. They better listen to this and you will, perhaps, be able to borrow from me. There is need to look at innovation as a value adding activity so that, as we look at the process of production, whether you are in the service sector or manufacturing sector, you can convert the inputs to produce ... view
  • 16 Nov 2016 in National Assembly: need much more than the capital. They need technology transfer. They need skills transfer. We have to critically look at the entire value chain and also look at the education system in this country so that more emphasis is given to technical education and transfer of skills in various sectors of the economy to make the people a bit more innovative. Increasingly, if you look at our system of education, it is more knowledge-based because the focus is more on theory rather than the practical aspects that our youth would be able to use on their own. So, as we ... view
  • 6 Oct 2016 in National Assembly: Hon. Speaker, I beg to second Sessional Paper No.6 of 2014 on the National Children Policy. view
  • 6 Oct 2016 in National Assembly: In recognition of the numerous obstacles standing in the way of the full realisation of children’s rights and welfare, this policy document outlines interventions and initiatives for the The electronic version of the Official Hansard Report is for information purposesonly. A certified version of this Report can be obtained from the Hansard Editor. view
  • 6 Oct 2016 in National Assembly: improvement of children’s status in this country. The Paper creates a paradigm shift. As a nation, our future lies in the youth and children and therefore, we need to think outside the box. In doing so, we need to create a new worldview to make sure that the future is safe. This Paper is anchored on four pillars. view


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