President Uhuru Kenyatta has assented to seven Bills, including the National Youth Service Bill, 2018.Uhuru signed the Bills yesterday at State House, Mombasa, where he is on holiday.The National Youth Service Act, 2018, overhauls the National Youth Service Act Cap. 208 by establishing the National Youth Service as a corporate entity, whose functions will now include the undertaking of enterprises and commercial activities.SEE ALSO :Kenya to export agricultural products to China

This is aimed at ensuring that the National Youth Service is self-sustaining by enabling it to generate funds for its own operations.The National Youth Service Act, 2018, among other changes, establishes the Council of the National Youth Service, which shall be headed by a chairperson appointed by the president and shall be responsible for policy formulation, oversight and the general administration of the service.Other Bills signed into law include the Building Surveyors Bill, 2017, the Health Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018, the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2018, the Sacco Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2018, and the Capital Markets (Amendment) Bill, 2018.President Kenyatta also signed the County Allocation of Revenue (Amendment) Bill, 2018, passed by both the Senate and the National Assembly.

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