President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Amendment Bill No.3 of 2019 and the County Outdoor Advertising Control Bill of 2020.
Happening on the 28th of October 2020, at State House, the bills were presented to the President for signature by General Ken Ogeto in presence of Speaker of the Senate Ken Lusaka and Justin Muturi of the National Assembly.
The amended IEBC law establishes a selection panel to oversee the filling up of vacant positions at the Commission as well as future appointments in the electoral agency.
The new law sets the criteria for the selection of IEBC Commissioners and outlines the qualifications of members of the selection panel.
County Outdoor Advertising Control Act seeks to streamline outdoor advertising in the counties by ensuring a balance between commercial, environmental and public safety considerations. The Act recognizes the growing importance of outdoor advertising as a revenue stream for County Governments and provides a uniform licensing regime across the 47 Counties.
Also present were Head of Public Service Dr. Joseph Kinyua, Majority Leader in the National Assembly Amos Kimunya, Clerk of the National Assembly Michael Sialai and his Senate counterpart Jeremiah Nyegenye and State House Deputy Chief of Staff Njee Muturi.