National Assembly has set a motion to abolish the requirement for youth seeking jobs to pay for clearance certificates from state agencies.
Nominated MP Gideo Keter sponsored the bill citing that the Government should waive the fee paid by youth and persons living with disabilities to obtain the documents from bodies such as Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
Apart from KRA, job seekers are required to get compliance certificates from the HELB and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
Others are a certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, and a letter from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) indicating the applicant doesn’t owe any financial institution money.
The bill, that has been submitted to the National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and is awaiting formal introduction in the floor of the House, seeks to amend section 5 of the Employment Act.
Bill proposes Keter in the bill proposes the addition of a new sub-section in the Act.