Uhuru signs new law on process of replacing IEBC commissioners

IEBC has been operating with only 3 commissioners

President Uhuru Kenyatta signing the IEBC (Amendment) Bill No. 3 at State House, Nairobi

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday signed into law the IEBC (Amendment) Bill No. 3 and the County Outdoor Advertising Control Bill of 2020.

The amended bill now gives a clear way of filling vacancies in the IEBC especially in the case where commissioner resigns or is otherwise indisposed.

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.

A criteria for the selection of IEBC Commissioners has also been outlined in the bill and the qualifications of members of the selection panel are also highlighted.

Outdoor Advertising Bill of 2020

The President also signed into law, the County Outdoor Advertising Control Bill 2020.

This new law has streamlined the regulations on outdoor advertising in the country. Up until this bill was signed into law, county councils have had the final say on outdoor advertising, choosing to sometimes pull down billboards erected by corporates or individuals.

"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," a brief from State House read in part.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Uhuru becomes 1st Kenyan president to visit Portugal

Uhuru becomes 1st Kenyan president to visit Portugal

Raila pledges to lower entry grades for teaching trainees in North Eastern

Raila pledges to lower entry grades for teaching trainees in North Eastern

DCI sharpshooters showcase impressive skills in Italy [Photos]

DCI sharpshooters showcase impressive skills in Italy [Photos]

Kenyans turn to mob justice amid increase in crime

Kenyans turn to mob justice amid increase in crime

Kabogo denounces Ruto during Citizen TV debate [Video]

Kabogo denounces Ruto during Citizen TV debate [Video]

Property-sharing deal ends 7-year battle for Fidel Odinga's multi-million assets [Details]

Property-sharing deal ends 7-year battle for Fidel Odinga's multi-million assets [Details]

Otiende Amollo's son's fiancé addresses dress code after netizens reaction

Otiende Amollo's son's fiancé addresses dress code after netizens reaction

Police rescue worker who stole Sh3M from angry mob

Police rescue worker who stole Sh3M from angry mob

Man who hung on CS's chopper in Meru to face attempted suicide charges

Man who hung on CS's chopper in Meru to face attempted suicide charges