By Samuel Ouma
President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at State House, Nairobi, signed the Refugees Bill, Foreign Service Bill, and the Law of Succession (Amendment) Bill into law.
The new Refugees Act, which had earlier been referred back to Parliament for reconsideration by the President, strengthens the management of refugees by consolidating provisions of several international legal instruments.
On the other hand, the new Foreign Service Act establishes the Foreign Service Academy to enhance Kenya’s foreign relations, among other key provisions.
The Law of Succession (Amendment) Bill, sponsored by Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma, amended the Law of Succession Act to streamline the administration of succession matters in the country.
Present during the signing ceremony were Head of Public Service Dr. Joseph Kinyua, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, and Clerk of the National Assembly Michael Sialai.
Others were Solicitor General Ken Ogeto and State House Deputy Chief of Staff Njee Muturi.