Nominated Member of Parliament Gideon Keter drafted a proposal to clear any fees inquired by those looking for government jobs.

The Employment Amendment Bill will help the youth and people living with disability by waiving any fees incurred in acquiring a clearance certificate when applying for government jobs.

The proposal is going to affect fees charged  when acquiring a certificate of Good Conduct, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) clearance, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

Currently, a person seeking to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct parts with Sh1,050, for HELB clearance one pays Sh1,000 while EACC and CRB clearances cost 500 and Sh2,200 respectively.

Mr. Keter described  the fees charged as “a punishment to the youth for not having a criminal record.”

This is the second time the Bill has been tabled in parliament  after being tabled in March last year by Nyandarua Women Rep, Faith Gitau.