Security Bills submitted to Justice Minister

By Kidega Livingstone

The National Constitutional Amendment Committee has presented some of the amended security bills to the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.

Among the bills presented included the SPLA Act 2009 amendment 2019, Police Service Act 2009, the Prison service Act 2011 and Wildlife Service Act 2011 amendment as per requirements of the Revitalized Peace Agreement.

Some of the key changes made in the security sector Bills included professionalism of the security service, enhancement of the provisions on human rights and humanitarians law, enactment of provision on 35 per cent presentation of women, review of rank across the security services.

This is in line with the Agreement which provide guiding parameter for review of the law to facilitate the transition to a more democratic peaceful and prosperous future.

Speaking to journalists at the event on Tuesday, Chairperson of National Constitutional Amendment Committee, Gichira Kibara said there was hope that the Minister concerned would take the bills to the Council of Ministers and National Assembly to be passed.

“The minister promised to quickly send these bills to Council of Ministers and National Assembly to be passed because they are very important for laying the foundation of the formation of Transitional government. These are some of the requirement for laying the foundation. AS soon as the bills are passed the new government will be formed,” said Kibara.

He said the remaining Bills such as National Security Bill and Political Parties Bills which were being worked on will be presented to the minister by next week.

The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Paulino Wanawila promised to haste the process by sending the Bills to the Council of Minister and National Assembly.

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