NCAC hands over final security bill
By Nema Juma
The National Constitutional Amendment Committee has finally handed over the National Fire Brigade Service Bill to the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs in conformity with the requirement of the Revitalized Peace Agreement.
Speaking to the pres, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Paulino Wanawila said that the National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC) was mandated to revisit those laws and send them to the government.
“Now they have brought to us the fire brigade bill which they have done over and they have agreed with and as Minister of Justice I will take it as it is and present it to the government executive and when they pass it then it will be taken to the august house,” Wanawila said.
He said that although the Parliament changed its name to be the civil defense service, later it will be sorted out by the parliament.
However Chairperson of the NCAC Mr. Gichiri Kibara said that it was the requirement of the agreement that provides the laws that will be reviewed and amended by the constitutional committee.
He stated that when they are done there will be presentation of the various parties including the government itself.
“So we have negotiated a debt of the provision of the agreement and agreed how they should be put in to the law and once we have agreed and prepared and presented it to the Minister of Justice and then he takes it to the Council of Ministers and then to the legislative assembly,” Gichiri said.
He said the same with the national fire brigade “as I indicated we consulted with all parties and we are all in agreement and decided it should be the way how we have prepared it,” Kibara said
“The submission of the bill is a milestone in the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement and demonstrates the parties’ commitment to implement the agreement. It is the final bill that was required for the establishment of the legal framework for the necessary security reforms during this period,” said Kibara.