2 Thursday, 25
March, 2010(P)Mr. Speaker
: Before! I must be satisfied. It is the requirement of the StandingOrders! Table it!
(Dr. Khalwale laid the document on the Table)
Just hold your horse! Let me be satisfied that those motions have been compliedwith.Dr. Khalwale, while you are on your seat, I have as yet to be satisfied. What I seenoted on the petition are the following: Note number one is PLC, which stands forPrincipal Legal Counsel. It reads: “Please go through and advise the hon. Speaker,signed, Patrick Gichohi, Clerk of the National Assembly on 23
February, 2010. Thenfrom the PLC to Mr. Ndombi: Please deal! It is signed by PLC on 2
March, 2010. Thereis nothing further beyond those prescriptions on the petition. So, that, therefore, meansthat the Clerk has not vetted it and I have not yet been advised. So, to that extent, I amafraid, Dr. Khalwale, that the House must be facilitative, including the Speaker. Let thosesteps be taken and you can table this petition, maybe, as early as next week.
Mr. Speaker, Sir, thank you but, so that I do not look like I ammisleading the Chair, I would like it to go on the HANSARD that, yes, indeed, all theconsultations that I have told you about have been done. I had gotten actual directassurance from both the Clerk and the legal arm of Parliament that this matter had beencleared for today. So, if they forgot to mention it to you, then that should not be visitedon me. If there should be any sanctions, they should be against those officers. Thank you!I will comply and on Thursday next week, I will present my petition.
Thank you, Dr. Khalwale, for your understanding in this matter.But the rule of thumb in interpretation and as a matter of law is that a document speaksfor itself. What I have read out to the House are endorsements to the document whichspeak for themselves. What you are now stating are matters that are oral and not recordedon this document. There would be no sanctions against you but it is important that welive within the spirit and intention of the Standing Orders. I am glad that you understandand can, therefore, proceed with this petition as early as Tuesday next week.
: Most obliged.
The following Papers were laid on the Table:-Annual Report by the Attorney-General in the State of the Prosecution of Anti-Corruption and Economic Crime Related Cases Pursuant to Section 37 of the AntiCorruption and Economic Crimes Act, No.3 of 2003 for the period 1
January, 2009 to31
December, 2009.The Fourth Quarterly Report of the Kenya Anti Corruption Commission for theYear 2009 covering the period 1
October to 31
(By the Attorney-General)