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  • 14 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Deputy Speaker. I stand to support this Bill. I want to congratulate my sister, Hon. Sabina Chege, for bringing this very important Bill on the mothers of this nation. Breastfeeding is one of the many ways through which we can prevent the sicknesses affecting our children. We have had quite a number of women losing their jobs in this country because of the word ―breastfeeding‖. This is very important because if we do not breastfeed, then it means we will have a nation that will be short of babies. Who will work in the future? We need ... view
  • 14 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: A Member has asked who will take the responsibility of making this place a good breastfeeding environment for mothers and their infants. Just like we address occupational hazard issues at the work place, where we are supposed to place fire extinguishers at strategic places within the work place, we should provide a breastfeeding centre within the work place of every organisation. Before you set up the organisation, it must be known where you will put up the breastfeeding centre. Every person who will employ people in this country must have a centre or a room where women can breastfeed babies. ... view
  • 14 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: I remember when I was doing my Master’s degree; we used to have a very well organised young student who made sure that her house girl was trained to be a driver-cum-house girl. She used to take the baby to Daystar University every day at 4.00 p.m. and that lady would breastfeed the baby before she took her evening class. The universities consider breastfeeding mothers. That is why they have breastfeeding centres. When we travel abroad, in every airport, you find a place where mothers can breastfeed their children. I want to urge the Government of Kenya to make sure ... view
  • 14 Jun 2017 in National Assembly: than have mothers leaving to go and breastfeed, and then come rushing back to the office. Serious action should be taken against those employers who sack mothers because they are breastfeeding or have given birth. That is breaking the labour laws of this country. They should instead have a place where female employees can sit and breastfeed their children because we depend on those children as our future leaders. The other thing that I like about this Bill is the breastfeeding time. We do not breastfeed for 24 hours. There is time to do it. You can do it at ... view
  • 1 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker. I stand to support this Motion. As my colleagues have said, this Motion is for long-term purposes. It is a very good Motion. I want to congratulate the IEBC officers in Kakamega County, especially in Khwisero, for their efforts. They are now carrying out public forums and inviting everyone so that they can register as many people as possible. We have also approached them to see if it will be possible to invite the Registrar of Persons in that area to issue IDs to those who do not have them. In most The electronic ... view
  • 1 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: cases, they have complained about the distance they cover to get to the constituency office to register. This mostly affects those who want transfers. We have gone out of our way to get a van to take them to the constituency office to be registered as voters. When we talk of transfers, it does not augur well when someone transfers people using buses. How can one transfer 60 people using six buses? That is just unbelievable. We want to urge Kenyans to refuse to be packed in buses to be taken to different areas for registration. We have a big ... view
  • 1 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: Kenyans should not be transported to other areas to be registered as voters. People should get registration services in their areas. Doing transfer of people will give others leaders they did not choose. People should not allow to be transported to other areas. We have, at times, made silly mistakes in Kenya. There are old people with old generation IDs and they do not understand why they are told to change their old IDs that are no longer in use. I want to ask children with old parents to educate them on the need to change their old generation IDs. ... view
  • 1 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker. From the mood of the House, I request that you call upon the Mover to reply. view
  • 1 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker. I stand to support this National Coroners Service Bill, being a member of the Human Rights Caucus in this Parliament. This is a very important Bill. The qualifications of this coroner should be very detailed. Just to mention that as much as they are saying that the person should be a holder of a degree in medicine, we need to add that they should also have a degree in law or some law aspect should come in. That is one thing we need to look at to make this person really balanced. The other ... view
  • 1 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: When we look at Section 24, it comes out very clearly that every person who has reasons to believe that the deceased died as a result of something--- They have stipulated there to include violence, misadventure, negligence, misconduct or malpractice. All these things appear there. This will come out very clearly when it comes to which type of death needs to be investigated. Section 28 is on deaths to be investigated by the Service. We know very well that we had this issue of a young girl in Kwale by the name “Kwekwe” whose body was exhumed so that the ... view