Nairobi County Governor Ann Kananu signs into law the Nairobi City County Violent and Extremism and Nairobi City County Corporation Bills.
The Bills will go a long way in facilitating the working together of Nairobi’s national and county governments.
“The Bills I am signing into law today is proof that the Executive and Legislative arms can come together and deliver results for the betterment of Nairobi residents,” Kananu highlighted.
Governor Kananu pointed to Nairobi Water, as an exemplary performer, focuses on providing its core business without political interference.
Speaking on the Violent Extremism Bill, Governor Kananu said she was convinced that the law would enhance security within Nairobi County by identifying and eradicating extremist groups that threaten national security.
The Governor also assured that her administration will provide a legislative framework for financing and allocating budgets to undertake programmes listed in the Bill on prevention and recruitment of youth in violent extremists’ groups.
The two Bills, Nairobi City County Violent and Extremism and Nairobi City County Corporation Bills, were sponsored by the Members of County Assembly Waithera Chege MCA, South C Ward and nominated MCA Kabiro Mbugua, respectively.
“The fact is, there is no country in the world that has been able to domesticate prevention of violent extremism to the very grassroots level the way Nairobi City County has done today.
This is the first law preventing violent extremism. The other 46 counties will use Nairobi County as a model law yardstick for their respective counties.
Two regions with a history of terrorism and extremism in Kenya, that is, Laikipia and Samburu, will now strive to adopt this law,” Kananu said.