Malachy Charles Ekal Imana

Parties & Coalitions

All parliamentary appearances

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  • 3 Nov 2021 in Senate: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for giving me the chance to also air my views. Those of us from counties such as Wajir, Turkana and others up there in the north, or what we call marginalized counties have to think about what this Petition means. It is not that chess is bad; it is good. For those of us who have played chess, it is very exciting, intensive and it has got the ability to develop your mind, but let us be realistic as Sen. (Dr.) Ali has said. If you are living in a situation where there are not ... view
  • 2 Nov 2021 in Senate: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for giving me the time to also support this statement. As other hon. Members have said, athletics in this country is very important, especially, for our young people because of the fact that they do not have jobs. They need something to expend their energies on so that they do not create havoc. To try to avoid athletics or games in the country is tantamount to just letting those young people without any avenue or activity to expend their strength. Madam Deputy Speaker, I also want to speak on the aspect of tribalism. I want ... view
  • 12 Oct 2021 in Senate: Thank you, Madam Temporary Speaker, for giving me the chance to also say something about this Statement, which I support. I want to say a few things that pertain to this particular Statement, one of which is the discrimination going on throughout the country. Discrimination of any form should not be in Kenya, which is a civilized country and should not be discriminating against particular individuals. view
  • 12 Oct 2021 in Senate: The electronic version of the Senate Hansard Report is for information purposesonly. A certified version of this Report can be obtained from the Hansard Editor, Senate. view
  • 12 Oct 2021 in Senate: In my part of Kenya, people with Islamic beliefs are treated like second-hand citizens and are not given their IDs. As long as you say you are Mohamed or Issa or a name like that, you are told to prove your ‘Kenyaness.’ But, there are Kenyans of Islamic origin or people who have Islamic names, who are wholly Kenyans. It is not true to say that only those born in Wajir, because it borders an Islamic country, are the ones who are denied ID cards. view
  • 12 Oct 2021 in Senate: In Turkana, we have a large refugee camp with many Muslims, and not all those Muslims are foreigners especially if they have stayed there for a long time, they have produced children who are Kenyans by law. That kind of discrimination should be removed, so that people who have Islamic names should not be given a hard time just because they want identity cards. They too are Kenyans like the rest of us. view
  • 12 Oct 2021 in Senate: Madam Temporary Speaker, the other thing that is connected to that is discrimination of particular groups, in this case, the Turkana people. Turkana people live almost all over this country. If a Turkana lives in Baragoi, Isiolo, Trans Nzoia, Baringo or in any other county, they are asked to go all the way to Turkana to get their ID cards. There is something called vetting, which is very ugly. Vetting a Kenyan in Kenya does not make sense. view
  • 12 Oct 2021 in Senate: When these people want ID cards, they are told to go to their mother county to get them. Children may have been born in Mogotio or Kilifi. That is the only home they know. For that reason, they should be given ID cards. We have talked about this so many times, but nobody listens. The chiefs in whichever place break the law by telling those particular citizens to go back to their mother county to be given ID cards. That is not right; it is very discriminative and should be stopped. view
  • 12 Oct 2021 in Senate: Madam Temporary Speaker, denying people identity cards affects elections and populations of this country. You remember last year we had a problem with the formula. This formula was claiming that in particular counties, especially in the North Eastern part of Kenya, people were counted as being few because they did not have identity cards. view
  • 12 Oct 2021 in Senate: I can tell you for free that many Turkana people do not have identity cards because our people live in their own homes; in the mountains and everywhere, yet those who register do not go there. You find adult people without ID cards. There is nobody making the effort to get these people registered. When it comes to making big decisions, like how much money goes to Turkana, we are told that we are very few. They are not few; these are probably over three or four million people, but it is just that they do not have identity cards. ... view


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