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Kenyan MPs get newlook Parliament with $3,000 seats

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    [h=1]Kenyan MPs get new $3,000 seats[/h]
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    The chairs, weighing 50kg, have a 30-year guarantee

    Kenya's newly refurbished parliament, which has been dogged by criticism over the cost of chairs for MPs, has been opened by President Mwai Kibaki.
    Costing about $3,000 (£1,900) each, the 350 red chairs were made by the country's prisons department.
    The original tender was given to a company outside the country but was cancelled when some MPs discovered that each chair would cost $5,000.

    Officials say the $12m renovation brings parliament into the digital age.
    "The changes we are making are going to input positively in governance," parliamentary speaker Kenneth Marende told the BBC.
    He said electronic voting would let MPs vote according to their conscience rather than be forced to vote in a certain way by party whips.
    "Now the member will be completely on his own, he will be independent, he will make up his mind and just press a button."
    'Completely ridiculous' The BBC's Odeo Sirari in the capital, Nairobi, says some refer to the chairs as the most expensive parliamentary seats in the Commonwealth.
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    MPs in Kenya are among the highest paid in Africa

    MPs crowded into the renovated chamber as the president and the speaker led proceedings during the opening ceremony.
    The refurbishment began in April 2010 and was scheduled to take one year to complete but this was delayed because of the controversy that surrounded the costing and tendering process, our reporter says.
    MP John Mbadi, on the public investments committee, led the uproar over the original order.
    "We couldn't understand how members of parliament would sit on a seat costing about 400,000 Kenyan shillings - about $5,000 - that by any standards could put up some small house for someone," he told the BBC.
    "It was just completely ridiculous," he said.

    Our reporter says many argued the eventual cost of the chairs was still too high.
    David Langat, who looks after industrial activities within Kenyan prisons, said all the materials were sourced locally but the chair moulds were expensive.

    He told the BBC the chairs, which weigh more than 50kg each, were fireproof and came with a 30-year guarantee.
    At the moment Kenya has 220 members of parliament, but the chamber has been fitted with 350 chairs - the number of MPs to be elected next March under the country's new constitution.
    Kenyan MPs have often been criticised for giving themselves salary increases - they are among the highest paid in Africa.
     
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    The newly refurbished Kenyan House that has heavily borrowed from our Dodoma one and Germany one has set a new standard in terms of technological advancement and interior design rendering our Dodoma House looking like an outdated Bunge House. Bei ya kiti kimoja ni Kshs 2m......lakini ukiachilia mbali huo ufisadi....................wao electronic voting and TV monitors are well equipped to each and every MP..........hakuna yale mambo ya ubabaishaji wa Makinda ya waliosema ndiyo wameshinda......................Computer zinatoa majawabu....................kama mtu analonga hovyo Spika anaweza kuizima mic yake au kama anakuja na miongozo hewa ili kupoteza muda au kumdhalilisha mbunge mwenzie........................................... Na hili la electronic voting litawasaidia hata kujua kila mbunga jinsi anavyopiga kra jambo ambalo hapa kwentu ni usiri ambao humnyima mpigakura kumpima mbunge wake jinsi anavyo mtetea bungeni....................................... Kenya is showing the way and TZ is just left gawking for cover.............
     
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    Bunge la Kenya lililokarabatiwa limefunguliwa rasmi na rais wa nchi hiyo Mwai Kibaki. Viti hivi vina garantii ya miaka thelathini na vimegharimu dola 3,000 za kimarekani kwa KILA KITI KIMOJA au takriban shilingi 280,000 za Kenya.

    Picha kwa hisani ya BBCSwahili
     
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    Kweli Kibaki tosha ....
     
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    The newly refurbished Kenyan House that has heavily borrowed from our Dodoma one and Germany one has set a new standard in terms of technological advancement and interior design rendering our Dodoma House looking like an outdated Bunge House. Bei ya kiti kimoja ni Kshs 2m......lakini ukiachilia mbali huo ufisadi....................wao electronic voting and TV monitors are well equipped to each and every MP......lina uwezo wa kubeba wabunge 400 hivi....hakuna yale mambo ya ubabaishaji wa Makinda ya kusema "waliosema ndiyo wameshinda.....................".Computer zinatoa majawabu....................kama mtu analonga hovyo Spika anaweza kuizima mic yake au kama anakuja na miongozo hewa ili kupoteza muda au kumdhalilisha mbunge mwenzie........................................... Na hili la electronic voting litawasaidia wapigakura hata kujua kila mbunge jinsi anavyopiga kura jambo ambalo hapa kwetu ni usiri ambao humnyima mpigakura kumpima mbunge wake jinsi anavyomtetea bungeni....................................... Kenya is showing the way and TZ is just left gawking for cover.............
     
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    At least this house each and every one has own seat, msukumano ulikuwa mwingi sana kwa hizo bench
     
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    CORRECTIONS: The newly refurbished Kenyan House that has heavily borrowed from our Dodoma one and Germany one has set a new standard in terms of technological advancement and interior design rendering our Dodoma House looking like an outdated Bunge House. Bei ya kiti kimoja ni Kshs 2m......lakini ukiachilia mbali huo ufisadi....................wao electronic voting and TV monitors are well equipped to each and every MP......lina uwezo wa kubeba wabunge 400 hivi....hakuna yale mambo ya ubabaishaji wa Makinda ya kusema "waliosema ndiyo wameshinda.....................".Computer zinatoa majawabu....................kama mtu analonga hovyo Spika anaweza kuizima mic yake au kama anakuja na miongozo hewa ili kupoteza muda au kumdhalilisha mbunge mwenzie........................................... Na hili la electronic voting litawasaidia wapigakura hata kujua kila mbunge jinsi anavyopiga kura jambo ambalo hapa kwetu ni usiri ambao humnyima mpigakura kumpima mbunge wake jinsi anavyomtetea bungeni....................................... Kenya is showing the way and TZ is just left gawking for cover.............
     
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    Bunge House yao ya zamani ilikuwa la kurithi kutoka kwa Muingereza..............walibanana sana......nasikia akiachia ushuzi mmoja wao Bunge zima ilibidi liunuse......................looooooooooooooooooooo. Sasa wamejikomboa na hayo mazogo
     
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    ukipata picha ya ndani uiweke hapa nione kama wameachia nafasi ya kuchapana makonde, wasije wakang'oa hivyo viti vya thamani wanapochapana
     
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    Kupitia vyombo mbalimbali vya hbr ni kwamba Rais Mwai Kibali wa Kenya leo ametembelea sehemu ya Bunge la Kenya lililofanyiwa ukarabati wa hali ya juu ambayo ni dola za Kimarekani $3500 sawa na laki mbili na ushee kwa pesa ya Kenya na Tanzania shilling 5,600,000/=.
    Vyanzo vya habari zinasema ukumbi huu wa bunge litakuwa bora kwa nchi zote zilizoko chini ya jangwa la sahara!
    Ni hbr nzuri kwa wabunge wa Nchini humo na bila shaka italeta siasa mpya kwa wabunge.

    Tusubirie na kuonana!
     
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    Hiyo ni bei ya Kiti kimoja cha kukalia Mbunge, siyo sehemu ya ama chumba ama ukumbi ni SEAT moja tu wazee, kwa ujumla kuna halufu ya UFISADI

    Soma hapa: BBC News - Kenyan MPs get new $3,000 seats

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    Kamanda Mi nimetamani niingie ndani nione wamefanyia nini zile viti mpaka igharimu fuba yote hiyo!

    Ina maana inaweza ikawa zuri zaidi ya hili la hapa Majengoni?
     
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    My bet is that there is no harufu ya ufisadi and if indeed there is plaese note that the seats have been made by the prisons department so all that money is being chanelled back to another government arm
     
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    Today, the MPs start will start using the refurbished Chamber. And as they embark on the first business of the day in the new state-of-the-art Chamber, they will literally have been shipped from an archaic into a digital age.
    But this transition will not be easy for technologically challenged lawmakers - they will be switching from a Chamber where everything was done manually and in an archaic manner into a modern and hi-tech one.

    The Chamber, which has cost the taxpayer close to Sh1 billion to modernise, will be officially be opened today by President Kibaki.
    "The new-look Chamber is set to give members greater sitting space, ambiance and personal comfort, with specially designed slots for persons with physical disabilities," said House Speaker Kenneth Marende yesterday.He said the horse-shoe design is borrowed from the Germany Bundestag and the Tanzanian parliament.

    Marende said the model was informed by the need to have a friendlier sitting arrangement for MPs. "Unlike the previous arrangement where members had to stand to catch the attention of the Speaker, the new Chamber has electronic buzz buttons to alert the Speaker whenever they want to contribute on any matter," he said.

    Each MP will have his or her own fixed and labelled seat, a desk and a fixed electronic unit - Multi Media Digital Congress System, which among other things allows them to speak, register a request-to-speak, listen to the Speaker and vote. It also has a recording facility.
    The system provides audio equalisation for all MPs' loudspeakers for the sake of those who are inaudible and shout during the proceedings.

    The Speaker will, however, have a unit that allows him or her to override all other MPs. He will have LCD display providing information on who has placed a request to speak.
    The electronic voting will consign to the archives the current system of oral "Ayes" and "Nays" or physical voting with a pen where MPs proceed to different sides to sign an already printed sheet of paper. The Speaker will have a special display to start, stop and suspend voting.

    The system has voting buttons where an MP will press either "Yes", or "No" or "Abstain" with the voting results being sent via a control software to a numeric hall display. The new Chamber has also factored video conferencing, which will link the Parliament with several others.

    MPs will have a chance to see, hear and share PowerPoint presentations with their colleagues in other countries. It will give local MPs a chance to engage presidents and prime ministers of other nations, which are already making good use of the new technology.
    The Chambers will accommodate 350 MPs compared to the previous one which had benches for about 180 though it was serving 222 MPs.

    Last Tuesday, Marende directed all MPs who are yet to be trained on using the new Chambers to do so. "The new Chamber has been fully refurnished and equipped. As a matter of fact, all honourble Members have undertaken training and those of you who have not, should avail yourselves to be trained on how to use the equipment that is in the new Chamber" he said.
    The Sh949 million facelift of the Parliament's debating chambers has delayed for two years. The refurbishment, which started on April 6, 2010 was due for completion on April 5 last year.

    The plan to refurbish Parliament was mooted in 2005 with the idea being to transform it into an ultra-modern Chamber with a state-of-the-art facilities.
    Initially, Sh600 million was earmarked for the project which was later upped to Sh800 million in 2005, prompting protests from MPs who blocked the project, terming it a waste of public funds.
    The then Speaker Francis ole Kaparo did not succeed in selling the idea to the MPs. His successor, Marende, however managed to convince the MPs to embrace the idea though several of them had initially opposed it.

    The MPs have been using the Old Chambers, which is set to be refurbished for use by senators after the general election. Parliament in its budget for 2012/13 financial year approved Sh700 for the refurbishment project.
     
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    Itasaidia kura kuwa za Siri
    itasaidia kutoa hesabu kamili ya kura
    Kumonitor utoro wa wabunge
    kuassist wabunge walemavu
    kuomba muongozo kistaarabu
     
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    a fixed electronic unit - Multi Media Digital Congress System

    Ni mategemeo yangu kuwa nasi tutakuwa nayo kuanzia wakati mswada wa katiba mpya (katiba yenye marekebisho) wakati wajumbe wa Bunge maalumu tukipiga kura!
     
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    Kura za bi kiroboto za waliosema NDIYO wameshinda hazina mashiko
     
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    bei cha kiti ksh2m? sources za info inatoka wapi?! all materials and skill are locally outsourced.
     
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    Huwa nakereka mambo ya kusema wanaoafiki waseme NDIO na wasioafiki waseme SIO
    Yaani mambo ya shule za msingi kabisa haya kwa bunge letu la Tz
     
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