President Uhuru Kenyatta consents to IEBC, County Outdoor Advertising Bills at State House

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta at statehouse with speakers
President Uhuru Kenyatta at statehouse with speakers. PSCU

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (Amendment) Bill No. 3 of 2019 and the County Outdoor Advertising Control Bill of 2020.


The amended IEBC law institutes a selection panel to oversee the filling up of vacant positions at the Commission as well as future assignments to the electoral agency.


The new law also sets the guidelines for the choice of IEBC Commissioners and describes the qualifications of members of the selection panel.


County Outdoor Advertising Control Act attempts to streamline outdoor advertising in the Counties by ensuring a balance between commercial, environmental and public safety considerations.


The Act acknowledges the growing interest of outdoor advertising as a revenue stream for County Governments and provides a uniform licensing regime across the 47 Counties.


The Bills were introduced to the President for signature at State House, Nairobi by Solicitor General Ken Ogeto in the presence of Speaker of the Senate Ken Lusaka and his National Assembly counterpart Justin Muturi.


Also present were Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua, Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Amos Kimunya, Clerk of the National Assembly Michael Sialai and his Senate counterpart Jeremiah Nyegenye as well as State House Deputy Chief of Staff Njee Muturi.

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