Kenyan Assembly Endorses Senate Changes to ATI Bill

25 August 2016

The Kenyan National Assembly has approved the Senate’s changes to an Access to Information bill, according to an article in The Nation by John Ngiruchu and an article in The Standard by Alphonce Shiundu.

The bill will now be presented to President Uhuru Kenyatta for his signature.

“Most of what the Senate introduced were clarifications on language as opposed to new principles,” Rep. Priscilla Nyokabi told The Nation. “There was nothing to disagree on as they were also making sure the legislation is easier to implement. They did a clean-up,” she said.

Among the amendments made by the Senate is a provision to have information held by a public entity or private body provided “expeditiously at a reasonable cost.” (See previous FreedomInfo.org report.)

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