President Uhuru Kenyatta [photo: twitter/agenda5ke]
Oct, 28th 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (Amendment) Bill of 2019 and the County Outdoor Advertising Control Bill of 2020.
The amended IEBC law establishes a selection panel to oversee the filling up of vacant positions at the Commission as well as future appointments to the electoral agency. The new law also sets the criteria for the selection of IEBC Commissioners and outlines the qualifications of members of the selection panel.
The Bills were presented by Solicitor General Ken Ogeto to the President at State House, Nairobi, in the presence of Ken Lusaka, Speaker of the Senate and his National Assembly counterpart Justin Muturi.
Also present during the signing were Leader of majority in the National Assembly Amos Kimunya, Head of Public Service Dr. Joseph Kinyua, Clerk of the National Assembly Michael Sialai and his Senate counterpart Jeremiah Nyegenye, and State House Deputy Chief of Staff Njee Muturi.
The County Outdoor Advertising Control Act recognizes the importance of outdoor advertising outdoor advertising as a revenue stream for county governments and to provide a uniform licensing mechanism across the 47 counties.