President Ruto signs and prove two changes to military days after Ogolla’s death!

On Wednesday, President William Ruto ratified the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, which will impact the workings of the national security sector.

This newly enacted legislation grants the Head of State the authority to authorize additional universities to confer degrees to individuals specializing in national security matters.

Presently, the National Defence University stands as the sole institution cleared to provide such certification.

“The third major amendment is on the Universities Act Cap 210 so that the President may establish more than one specialised degree awarding institution specialising in National security issues.

“This shall promote university education for students wishing to pursue specialised degrees in National security issues,” announced the National Assembly Clerk before the Head of State assented to the bill.

The Bill also proposed a provision to prohibit all personnel of national bodies tasked with handling national security matters from engaging in industrial action.

These affected bodies encompass the Kenya Defence Forces, the Kenya Police, the Kenya Prisons Service, and the Administration Police, among others.

“The fourth is the Employment Act Cap 226 that seeks to exempt the National Intelligence Service (NIS) formed the application of the act in the same manner as other National Security organs are exempted.

“Section 3 (2) of the Employment Act exempts the Kenya Defence Forces, Kenya Police, Kenya Prisons Service, Administration Police, Kenya Coast Guard and Natural Resources from the application of the Act.

“The rationale behind the exemption was rooted in national security considerations,” he added, “as the exempted bodies play a pivotal role in national security and therefore should refrain from participating in industrial action as stipulated in the Employment Act.”

The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Bill, 2023, was presented by Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah. Following several revisions, Parliament successfully passed it on Thursday, March 21.

During the signing ceremony, Ichung’wah, Attorney General Justin Muturi, and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua were all in attendance as the President signed the Bill into law. More

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