• Sat. Nov 28th, 2020

President signs IEBC and County Outdoor Advertising Bills.


Oct 28, 2020

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday signed into law the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Amendment Bill No. 3 of 2019 and the County Outdoor Advertising Control Bill of 2020.4

There is a selection panel established by the amended IEBC law to oversee the filling up of vacant positions at the Commission as well as future appointments to the electoral agency.

There are sets the criteria for the selection of IEBC Commissioners and outlines the qualifications of members of the selection panel.

County Outdoor Advertising Control Act aims 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.

The Bills were presented 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.

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, were present.

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