Issues & Legislation

Issues & Legislation 11

Economy

Thursday, 21 May 2015 00:00 Written by

An economy or economic system consists of the production, distribution or trade, and consumption of limited goods and services by different agents in a given geographical location. The economic agents can be individuals, businesses, organizations, or governments. Transactions occur when two parties agree to the value or price of the transacted good or service, commonly expressed in a certain currency.

Hon. David Musila has numerously contributed to the enhancement of the Kenyan economy. For instance, in the motion named Public Finance Management (Uwezo Fund) Regulations of December 3, 2013 Page 30-32, Senator Musila advocated for the availing of civic education towards the sensitization of people towards government money herein various funds awarded by government for socio-economic development and any terms and conditions connected to the aforementioned.

On the motion regarding the Approval of Report of the Mediation Committee on the Division of Revenue Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 15 of 2014) of July 22, 2014 Page 18-19, Senator Musila pushed for marginalized communities to be accorded a portion of the Equalization Fund.

Senator Musila pushed for the allocation of resources by the CRA to also be geared towards the correction of disparities in development that exist today since some counties were reeling with underdevelopment especially poor infrastructure under the Adoption of Finance Committee Report on Consideration of Second Generation Criteria for Resource Allocation, February 26, 2015 Page 10 and Page 12.

In discussion of the budget, Senator Musila was of the opinion that more funds need to be channeled towards the health sector at the counties level as seen in this motion dubbed- Adoption of Finance Committee Report on the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement of February 26, 2015 Page 32-35.


National Security

Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00 Written by

A strong national defense safeguards the interests of the Republic of Kenya and ensures that we preserve the blessings of liberty. To that end, Senator Musila has championed, reviewed and introduced legislation to strengthen our national security.   

A unifying moment for protecting our nation’s security interests came in the formation of the Constitution Committee to Undertake Security Review in Kenya on the March 6, 2014 Page 32-34 Kenyan Gazette.

The Senator is concerned with security for all as was seen in his worry over a fellow Senator having to survive and carry out his senatorial duties without protection as seen in his opine in the motion- Withdrawal of Sen. Muthama’s Security, November 21, 2013 Page17.

During the Motion of Adjournment under S.O. 33: Spate of Insecurity in the Country on May 8, 2013 Senator Musila advocated for police and intelligence forces to be more vigilant to ensure national security is attained. As well as citizens maintaining peace and unity for purposes of achieveing national security as seen in the motion over the Rising Incidents of Insecurity in Wajir and Lamu Counties, June 24, 2014 Page 37-38.

 


Energy, Water, Environment

Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00 Written by

Senator Musila has been a champion against the pollution of rivers such as the Tana as well as against blatant dumping thus creating dumping sites that are an eyesore in major towns as well as a health hazard. Senator Musila advocates for simple environmental management as seen in the following motions Protection of Tana and Athi Rivers from Pollution of June 26, 2013 Page 10-11 and Development of Waste Management Regulations and Facilities of November 27, 2013 Page 11-12 (Morning).

 


Tourism, Natural Resources, Agriculture

Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00 Written by

A leader is one who by all means possible works for the better of the people he/she represents. Tourism, natural resources and agriculture are one of economic pillars in Kenya and therefore by all means possible they should be protected. Kitui is not listed a key tourism destination in Kenya but it is rich in natural resources and conducive climate for agriculture and irrigation farming.

Hon. David Musila believes Kitui County’s potential in food production and mineral exploitation can be fully tapped for the benefit of the residents of Kitui County in particular and Kenyans in general. He has been in the fore front in ensuring that the natural resources in Kitui are beneficial to the local people. In Mui Basin for instance, he has ensured that the Coal will benefit the locals by establishing a liaisons committee in the coal reach region that looks into the issues of the exploitation, benefits to the locals and land compensation issues.

Hon. Musila’s legislative muscles are not only limited to Kitui but also to the whole Kenyan population. For instance, he supported a motion on the state of livestock in the country as beef is a very common or rather staple meat in the country and thus livestock should be vaccinated. He also insisted that the sorry state of the KMC grounds has reduced the quantity and quality of beef production that previously could see our Republic export beef if the grounds were not grabbed. He also advocates for affordable if not free vet services to poor animal holders as well as abiding to the laws set forth with regard to vaccinations, quarantines and the likes as seen in the motion of the Kenya Establishment of Livestock Disease Free Zones in ASAL Areas of July 10, 2013 Page 9-10 (Morning).

Hon. Musila advocates for policies to be put into place, that are conducive to making food production the backbone of our Kenyan economy through the motion- Provision of Cheap Credit to Farmers by the AFC, November 19, 2013 Page 10-11.

Hon. Musila seconded a motion on the significance of producing potatoes for matters of food security by encouraging farmers to grow the cash crop as well as setting a cooperative in the society to regulate and co-ordinate any processes vital to potato farming, harvesting and the ultimate sale of the same to ensure Kenyans are fed as well as revenue being generated as per his reflections in the Potato Produce and Marketing Bill (Senate Bill No. 22 of 2014), December 4, 2014 Page 30-31.


Telecommunications

Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00 Written by

Telecommunication occurs when the exchange of information between two entities (communication) includes the use of technology. Communication technology uses channels to transmit information (as electrical signals), either over a physical medium (such as signal cables), or in the form of electromagnetic waves. The word is often used in its plural form, telecommunications, because it involves many different technologies.

As part of Senator Musila’s efforts towards the strides and improvements in technology with regard to telecommunication, Senator Musila avers that the mobile telephony sector is vital for socio-economic development and thus, he championed the government to accord a policy framework of partnerships with private telephone network providers, to provide mobile telephone services to hitherto neglected parts of the country.

The Senator also urged all County Governments to provide budgets to supplement mobile telephone providers to develop mobile telephone networks in areas deemed to be not economically viable with a view to ensuring that 100% mobile telephone penetration is attained in Kenya by the year 2017 as per the discourse christened Provision of Mobile Telephone Services in Marginalized Areas brought forth on June 13, 2013 and June 19, 2013 as per the senate proceedings.


Healthcare

Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00 Written by

Health care is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings. Health care system is the organization of people, institutions, and resources that deliver health care services to meet the health needs of target populations.

Providing an efficient heath care system is a key to having a wealthy nation. Hon. Musila inherited very few dispensaries and health centers when he was elected to parliament in 1998 as a member of Mwingi South constituency, he constructed and operationalized a total of 54 new health facilities ensuring that there is at least a dispensary within a radius of 5 Kilometers. He also established 2 district hospitals in Migwani and Nuu districts in his tenure as a member of parliament.

When Hon. Musila took office as a senator for Kitui County, he has been a leading voice for the Establishment of Level Five Hospitals in all 47 Counties as on June 18, 2013 as well as the Establishment of County Public Health Complaints Board September 17, 2013. In fact, these are the first pieces of legislation he filed upon being Senator with regard to Health in his first year in office.

Through a motion labeled Policy Framework for Development of Emergency Lanes in Nairobi brought forth in October 9, 2013, Senator Musila proposes a policy framework for a special lane for emergency services is a very good idea averring that it will save lives in case of emergency services particularly when used by ambulances and fire fighting engines.


Transport Infrastructure

Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00 Written by

Transport infrastructure is a critical ingredient in economic development at all levels of income. It supports personal well-being and economic growth and plays a role as a capital input into production and wealth generation.

Hon. David Musila has been a warrior in this sector. He has countlessly fought for improvement in infrastructure in not only Kitui but in the entire nation. For example on 14th, 15th morning, 15th afternoon and 16th May 2013, Senator Musila was an audible champion of better roads and infrastructure in the country to allow for economic development as well as accessibility to areas as is encapsulated in his motions dubbed- Measures to Address Roads Development across the counties.

Well maintained roads allow citizens easy means of transport whilst saving time and energy which can be injected towards socio-economic development. Good roads means increased revenue by the influx of investors, traders as well as settlers as has been seen severally in the house when he made inquiries as to the upgrading and tarmacking of the Kibwezi-Kitui-Mwingi Road, Road B7.

The strange motion presented before the house under Development of Policy Framework for use of Cable Cars in Tourism, October 9, 2013 Page 6-7 (Morning) did not augur well with Senator Musila because he believes that all areas deserve better roads before first introducing cable cars to ferry tourists while roads are dilapidated.


Contributions to Motions

Thursday, 23 April 2015 00:00 Written by

Thanks for the Presidential Address

April 23, 2013 Page 26-29

Adjournment of sitting to allow Senators to Condole the Family of the Late Sen. Mutula Kilonzo

April 30, 2013 Page 26-27

Establishment of Public Universities in all Counties

May 7, 2013 Page 17-19

Motion of Adjournment under S.O. 33: Spate of Insecurity in the Country

May 8, 2013 Page 30-31 (Afternoon)

Servicing of Loans and Debts Incurred by Former Local Authorities by the National Government

May 15, 2013 Page 3-4(Morning)

Approval of Members of the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC)

May 21, 2013 Page 5-9

Enactment of Law to Require Payment of Royalties by Investors to Counties

May 22, 2013 Page 11(Afternoon)

Establishment of Level Five Hospitals in all 47 Counties

June 18, 2013 Page 18-19

Protection of Tana and Athi Rivers from Pollution

June 26, 2013 Page 10-11

Establishment of Livestock Disease Free Zones in ASAL Areas

July 10, 2013 Page 9-10 (Morning)

The County Allocation of Revenue Bill

July 17, 2013 Page 23-28 (Afternoon)

July 30, 2014 Page 49-51

Rising Cases of Insecurity in Trans Nzoia, Kakamega and Bungoma Counties

July 31, 2013 Page 5

Establishment of County Public Health Complaints Board

September 17, 2013 Page 14

Release of Funds to Political Parties

September 19, 2013 Page 47-48

Status of the Older Persons Cash Transfer Program

September 26, 2013 Page 19

Adoption of Report on Irregular Alteration of Budget Estimates for Turkana County for Fiscal year 2013/2014

October 2, 2013 Page 13-15 (Afternoon)

Development of policy Framework for use of Cable Cars in Tourism

October 9, 2013 Page 6-7 (Morning)

Policy Framework for Development of Emergency Lanes in Nairobi

October 9, 2013 Page 8-9 (Afternoon)

Adoption of Report on Joint County Visits to Mombasa and Kilifi Counties

October 16, 2013 Page 24-27 (Afternoon)

Adoption of Report on Visits to Laikipia, Nyeri and Kirinyanga Counties

October 23, 2013 Page 29-31 (Afternoon)

Pollution of Athi, Galana and Sabaki Rivers

November 5, 2013 Page 20

Issuance of Firearm Licenses to Kenyans above the Age of 30

November 6, 2013 Page 30-32

Provision of Cheap Credit to Farmers by the AFC

November 19, 2013 Page 10-11

Withdrawal of Sen. Muthama’s Security

November 21, 2013 Page17

Development of Waste Management Regulations and Facilities

November 27, 2013 Page 11-12 (Morning)

Approval of Members Nominated to Serve in the Pan-African Parliament

November 27, 2013 Page 18 (Afternoon)

Public Finance Management (Uwezo Fund) Regulations, 2013

December 3, 2013 Page 30-32

Adopting of Report on Familiarization Tour of Geothermal Power Plants in Olkaria and Naivasha

December 4, 2013 Page 17-18 (Morning)

Constitution of a Committee to Undertake Security Review in Kenya

December 4, 2013 Page 23-24 (Morning)

Impeachment of the Governor of Embu County

February 14, 2014 Page 49-50

Constitution Committee to Undertake Security Review in Kenya

March 6, 2014 Page 32-34

Country Wide Civic Education on New Devolved System

March 11, 2014 Page 39-41

Provision of Education for Deceased Officers’ Children

March 12, 2014 Page 31-32

Approval of Senators to Membership of Senate Committee

March 13, 2014 Page 6-7

Approval of Members for Appointment to the Parliamentary Service Commission

March 13, 2014 Page 41-42

Causes of Power Blackout in Ramu Town, Mandera North

March 25, 2014 Page 6-7

April 1, 2014 Page 8-14

Terrorist Attack on Church in Likoni, Mombasa County

March 25, 2014 Page 40-41(Download)

Thanks for the Presidential Address

April 3, 2014 Page 26-29

Report of the Special Committee on the Proposed Removal from Office of the Governor of Kericho County

June 3, 2014 Page 20

The Alcoholic Drinks Control (Amendment) Bill

June 10, 2014 Page 45-47

Strengthening of Kenya-UN relations to Secure Peace Keeping Mission Opportunities

June 11, 2014 Page 25-27

Adoption of Report on County Oversight and Networking Engagement in the Coastal Region

June 11, 2014 Page 40-42

Attack on Residents of Mpeketoni, Lamu County

June 17, 2014 Page 30-31

Rising Incidents of Insecurity in Wajir and Lamu Counties

June 24, 2014 Page 37-38

Construction of Boarding Schools in Arid and Semiarid Areas

June 25, 2014 Page 13-15

Approval of Report of the Mediation Committee on the Division of Revenue Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 15 of 2014)

July 22, 2014 Page 18-19

Establishment of Capacity Building Programme for Teenage Parents

September 25, 2014 Page 38

The County Assemblies Powers and Privileges Bill, Senate No. 11 of 2014

September 25, 2014 Page 45

Establishment of Institution for Children with Special Needs and Disabilities in Every County

October 1, 2014 Page 23-25

Alteration of Senate Calendar (Regular Sessions) to allow Senate Intervention in the Reconciliation Process in Isiolo and Makueni Counties

October 2, 2014 Page 27-29

Tribute to the Late Hon. Otieno Kajwang’ Senator for Homa Bay County

November 19, 2014 Page 25-26

Approval of the Rules and Business Committee Report on Review of Standing Orders

November 25, 2014 Page 8-9

The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) No. 2 Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 33 of 2013)

November 27, 2014 Page 29-31

The Potato Produce and Marketing Bill (Senate Bill No. 22 of 2014)

December 4, 2014 Page 30-31

Establishment of Independent Commission on County Boundaries

February 19, 2015 Page 32-34

Adoption of Finance Committee Report on Consideration of Second Generation Criteria for Resource Allocation

February 26, 2015 Page 10 and Page 12

Adoption of Finance Committee Report on the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, 2015

February 26, 2015 Page 32-35

Adoption of Joint Committee Report on Vetting of Nominee for the Position of Inspector – General of Police

March 4, 2014 Page 33-34


Education

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 00:00 Written by

In any Society, education is an important aspect for socio-economic development. As Nelson Mandela said, Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Hon. Senator David Musila knows this too well and that is why he has invested heavily on the education sector. He believes that all citizens - children and adults alike deserve quality education that gives them the opportunity to succeed in various echelons of life.

Since Hon. Musila was elected as a legislator in 1997 elections to represent the former Mwingi South Constituency, he has done a tremendous job in improving the education sector in the constituency and all over Kenya. He holds a record in his three five year terms he served before becoming a senator for constructing 59 new secondary schools from the existing 13 secondary schools in the constituency making the number of secondary schools to 72. In addition, he rehabilitated 65 primary schools for better learning environments of pupils.

He is famously known for his fight in ensuring that there is fairness in the education sector and that students are not deprived their rights to certificates after they have done the examinations. His fight before the floor of house against the withholding of KSCE Certificates by School Heads since students could not proceed to the next level of higher education is eminent. He stated time and again that this is a prohibited move that the heads of department involved should look into and ensure students receive their certificates. On 14 July, 2014 Hon. Musila’s fight bore fruits after the President gave a directive that schools will no longer be allowed to withhold examination certificate to students for failure to clear fee balance which was delivered by the Deputy President, Hon. William Ruto.

This directive did not stand for long for school principals failed to comply with the directive and therefore it prompted Hon. Musila to call for an amendment of the Kenya National Examination Council Act to compel KNEC to send certificates directly to the students through the Office of the District Officer after they have done their examinations. This Bill, The Kenya National Examinations Council (Amendment) Bill, 2015 is now on the floor of the house and on process. Hon. Musila has also been involved in various campaigns and edicts concerning equal and quality education as encapsulated in the Country Wide Civic Education on New Devolved System report published in March 11, 2014 as well as the Provision of Education for Deceased Officers’ Children discourse promulgated on March 12, 2014.

As per the motion christened the Establishment of Institution for Children with Special Needs and Disabilities in Every County, October 1, 2014, Senator Musila pushed for better institutions for disabled children in terms of classes. He also urged that students to be able to study up to the university level or where their potential ends as well as having the appropriate materials for study as well as enough teachers.

Senator Musila believes in quality education for all.

You can downlod Sen Musila's Scholarship Forms here.


Tourist Attraction

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 00:00 Written by

The Tourism Sector involves economic activity related to providing goods and services to tourists. Tourists are people “who travel to, or stay at, a place outside his/her usual environment for a period of time”.

Kitui County has also been designated as a Wildlife Activity Zone by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) which allows for fly camping, camel and horseback safaris and still offers traditional game viewing. The County hosts popular 745Km2 Mwingi National Reserve which is a home to hundreds of buffalo, hyena, warthog and hippopotamus, 13,747 square kilometers Tsavo East National Park and Kora National Park which is a lion sanctuary. These tourist attractions also offer a thriving market for local artefacts such as baskets and soapstone/woodcarvings - another major source of revenue to the people of Kitui.

Kitui’s size and massive natural, geographic, cultural and artistic diversity offers enormous opportunities for the travel and tourism industry. The industry would also benefit from introduction of new forms of tourism and development of niche segments. Opportunities also exist in ecotourism, adventure tourism, and cruise tourism. Eco-tourism is increasing in popularity, evident in the development of eco-friendly hotels and tour packages. These tourist attractions also offer a thriving market for local artefacts such as baskets and soapstone/woodcarvings.

Within tourism sector, transportation-related services and accommodation and food services account for the largest shares of GDP followed by accommodation and food services. Other sectors like retail activities, take the remaining share comprised of various other industries, such as travel agents, vehicle rentals, vacation rentals, and performing arts.


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