NAIROBI, — Kenya’s National Assembly has passed with amendments the Petroleum Bill 2015 which seeks to provide a framework for the contracting, exploration and production of petroleum in the country’s licensed exploration blocks.

The Bill also highlights the national policy in relation to the petroleum sector and seeks to give effect to the relevant articles of the national Constitution as they apply to upstream petroleum operations.

Meanwhile, the National assembly (the lower house of the Kenyan Parliament) has received communication from the Senate indicating that it has approved the Climate Change Bill and is awaiting the assent of the President to become law.

At the same time, the Senate has condemned unregulated housing projects which have caused deaths and destruction of property, especially in Nairobi.

Senators Moses Kajwang [Homabay], Wilfred Machage [Migori], Fatuma Dullo [Nominated] and Catherine Nabwala [Nominated] on Tuesday also called on the County Governments to set aside funds to meet the needs of people with all forms of disabilities.

They said the recently collapsed building in Huruma that has so far claimed 23 lives was as a result of ineptitude and corruption among stakeholders.