President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday, October 28, signed into law the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Amendment Bill No. 3 of 2019 and the County Outdoor Advertising Control Bill of 2020.
The new law establishes a selection panel that will oversee the filling up of vacant positions at the IEBC.
The panel will also conduct future appointments to the electoral commission.
It also sets how the IEBC Commissioners are selected and outlines the qualifications of members of the selection panel.
On the other hand, the County Outdoor Advertising Control Act seeks to streamline outdoor advertising in the Counties.
The law seeks to strike a balance between commercial, environmental and public safety considerations.
Being a source of revenue to County Governments, the law seeks to provide a uniform licensing for outdoor advertising across the 47 Counties.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has this morning signed into law the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (Amendment) Bill No. 3 of 2019 and the County Outdoor Advertising Control Bill of 2020.
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) October 28, 2020
The two Bills were presented to the President at State House, Nairobi by Solicitor General Ken Ogeto, Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka and his National Assembly counterpart Justin Muturi.
Head of Public Service 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 also present.