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  1. Kenya - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Health Act (Prevention, Control and Suppression of Covid-19) Regulations, 2020 (L.N. No. 49 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-03 | KEN-2020-R-110068

    1. Citation
    2. Responsibility for notification
    3. Medical officer of health and medical practitioner to notify
    4. Powers for the control of COVID-19
    5. Power of search
    6. Power of medical officer of health or public health officer to disinfect premises
    7. Power of medical officer of health or public health officer to direct the use of building
    8. Removal and disposal of bodies
    9. Reception by health facilities
    10. Escaping from isolation and quarantine
    11. Carriers of disease
    12. Infected area
    13. Designation of Facilities
    14. General powers
    15. Penalty

  2. Kenya - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Health Act (Declaration of Formidable Epidemic Disease), 2020 (L.N. No. 37 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-27 | KEN-2020-R-110069

  3. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Data Protection Act, No. 24 of 2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-11-11 | KEN-2019-L-109333

    AN ACT of Parliament to give effect to Article 31(c) and (d) of the Constitution; to establish the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner; to make provision for the regulation of the processing of personal data; to provide for the rights of data subjects and obligations of data controllers and processors; and for connected purposes

  4. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Irrigation Act, No. 14 of 2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-08-03 | KEN-2019-L-109335

    AN ACT of Parliament to provide for the development, management and regulation of irrigation, to support sustainable food security and socioeconomic development in Kenya, and for connected purposes.

  5. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    National Cohesion and Integration (Amendment) Act, No. 6 of 2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-06-18 | KEN-2019-L-109339

  6. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Energy Act, No. 1 of 2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-03-14 | KEN-2019-L-109334

    AN ACT of Parliament to consolidate the laws relating to energy, to provide for National and County Government functions in relation to energy, to provide for the establishment, powers and functions of the energy sector entities; promotion of renewable energy; exploration, recovery and commercial utilization of geothermal energy; regulation of midstream and downstream petroleum and coal activities; regulation, production, supply and use of electricity and other energy forms; and for connected purposes.

  7. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Petroleum Act, No. 2 of 2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-03-14 | KEN-2019-L-109336

    AN ACT of Parliament to provide a framework for the contracting, exploration, development and production of petroleum; cessation of upstream petroleum operations; to give effect to relevant articles of the Constitution in so far as they apply to upstream petroleum operations, regulation of midstream and downstream petroleum operations; and for connected purposes

  8. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Bribery Act, 2016 (No. 47 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-30 | KEN-2016-L-103993

  9. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Access to Information Act, 2016 (No. 31 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-09-07 | KEN-2016-L-103988

  10. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Political Parties (Amendment)(No.2) Act, 2016 (No 21 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-07 | KEN-2016-L-104006

  11. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Political Parties (Amendment) Act, 2016 (No. 14 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-20 | KEN-2016-L-104005

  12. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines Act, 2015 (No 21 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-10-12 | KEN-2015-L-104003

    AN ACT of Parliament to provide for the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines and their destruction in accordance with the Ottawa convention, and for connected purposes.

  13. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies Act, 2015 (No 17 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-15 | KEN-2015-L-104001

    AN ACT of Parliament to consolidate and reform the law relating to the incorporation, registration, operation, management and regulation of companies; to provide for the appointment and functions of auditors; to make other provision relating to companies; and to provide for related matters.

  14. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies and Insolvency Legislation (Consequential Amendments) Act, 2015 (No 19 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-15 | KEN-2015-L-104007

    AN ACT of Parliament to make amendments to various Acts consequential on the enactment of the Companies Act, 2015 and the Insolvency Act, 2015.

  15. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Special Economic Zones Act, 2015, No. 16 of 2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-11 | KEN-2015-L-101065

    AN ACT of Parliament to provide for the establishment of special economic zones; the promotion and facilitation of global and local investors; the development and management of enabling environment for such investments, and for connected purposes

  16. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment) Act, 2015 (No 12 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-03 | KEN-2015-L-104008

  17. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Protection Against Domestic Violence Act, No. 2 of 2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-14 | Date of entry into force: 2015-06-04 | KEN-2015-L-101063

  18. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Persons Deprived of Liberty Act, 2014, No. 23 of 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-24 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-14 | KEN-2014-L-101067

    Provides that every person deprived of liberty is entitled to the protection of all fundamental rights.

  19. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Statute Law (Miscellaneous) (Amendment) Act, No. 18 of 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-11-24 | KEN-2014-L-98800

    Makes amendments to a large number of Acts. In particular, amends s. 25(b) and adds a new sub-section to the Retirement Benefits Act; s. 5(3) of the Employment Act, 2007; ss. 2, 21(1), 91(1), 91(4), 388 and 428 of the Merchant Shipping Act; ss. 16(2), 16(3) and 17(1) of the National Youth Council Act, 2009; ss. 34A(1) and 34A(4) of the Political Parties Act, 2011; long title and ss. 1, 2, 3(1), 4, 5(1), 6, 9(1), 9(2), 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17(2), 18, 20(1), 20(2), 20(3), 20(7), 27, 27(1), 28, 29(5), 30, 32(3), and 35 of the Industrial Court Act, 2011; ss. 2, 7, 9(3), 26(1), 28(1), 46 and Second Schedule of the Technical and Vocational Education Act, 2013.

  20. Kenya - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (General) Rules, 2014 (L.N. No. 28 of 2014).

    Adoption: 2014-03-14 | KEN-2014-R-105586

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Rights of Employees
    Part III - Paternity Leave
    Part IV - Employment of Children
    Part V - Sanitation
    Part VI - Medical Treatment
    Part VII - Foreign Contracts Services
    Part VIII - Miscellaneous

  21. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Matrimonial Property Act, 2013 (No. 49 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-12-24 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-16 | KEN-2013-L-97351

    An Act of Parliament to provide for the rights and responsibilities of spouses in relation to matrimonial property and for connected purposes.

    Repeals the Married Women's Property Act.

  22. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Political Parties Act (Act No. 11 of 2011). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-11-01 | KEN-2011-L-89315

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Registration and Regulation of Political Parties
    Part III - Political Parties Disputes Tribunal
    Part IV - Formation, Registration and Regulation of Political Parties
    Part V - Funding and Accounts of Political Parties
    Part VI - General Provisions
    Part VII - Transitional Provisions

    Repeals Act No. 10 of 2007 on Political Parties.

  23. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Act (Act No. 22 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-05 | KEN-2011-L-89316

    AN ACT of Parliament to establish the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission pursuant to Article 79 of the Constitution, to provide for the functions and powers of the Commission, to provide for the qualifications and procedures for the appointment of the chairperson and members of the Commission, and for connected purposes.
    Amends section 2 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003 (Act No.3 of 2003) and repeals Part III of No.3 of 2003.

  24. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (Act No. 14 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-08-27 | Date of entry into force: 2011-08-30 | KEN-2011-L-89318

    AN ACT of Parliament to restructure the Kenya National Human Rights and Equality Commission and to establish the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights pursuant to Article 59(4) of the Constitution; to provide for the membership, powers and functions of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, and for connected purposes.

    Repeals the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act, 2002 (Act No. 9 of 2002).

  25. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Political Parties Act, 2011 (Act No. 11 of 2011) (Cap. 7B). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-08-27 | Date of entry into force: 2011-11-01 | KEN-2011-L-98803

    An Act of Parliament to provide for the registration, regulation and funding of political parties, and for connected purposes. Repeals the Political Parties Act, 2007.

  26. Kenya - General provisions - Constitution

    The Constitution of the Republic of Kenya, 2010. - Published Draft - May 6 2010 Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-27 | KEN-2010-C-84786

    Chapter I - Sovereignty of the People and Supremacy of the Constitution
    Chapter II - The Republic
    Chapter III - Citizenship
    Chapter IV - The Bill of Rights
    Chapter V - Land and Environment
    Chapter VI - Leadership and Integrity
    Chapter VII - Representation of the People
    Chapter VIII - The Legislature
    Chapter IX - The Executive
    Chapter X - Judiciary
    Chapter XI - Devolved Government
    Chapter XII - Public Finance
    Chapter XIII - The Public Service
    Chapter XIV - National Security
    Chapter XV - Commissions and Independent Offices
    Chapter XVI - Amendment of this Constitution
    Chapter XVII General Provisions
    Chapter XVIII - Transitional and Consequential Provisions

  27. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Constitution of Kenya Review Act, 2008 (No. 9 of 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-12-11 | Date of entry into force: 2008-12-22 | KEN-2008-L-82567

    Establishes the Committee of Experts on Constitutional Review to review the current constitution.

  28. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    The International Crimes Act, 2008. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | KEN-2008-L-82568

    Makes provision for the punishment of certain international crimes, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war
    crimes, and to enable Kenya to co-operate with the International Criminal Court established by the Rome Statute in the performance of its functions.

  29. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Employment Act, 2007 (No. 11 of 2007). - Kenya Law Reports

    Adoption: 2007-10-22 | Date of entry into force: 2008-06-02 | KEN-2007-L-77502

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - General Principles [prohibition of forced labour, discrimination in employment and sexual harasement]
    Part III - Employment Relationship
    Part IV - Protection of Wages
    Part V - Rights and Duties in Employment
    Part VI - Termination and Dismissal
    Part VII - Protection of Children
    Part VIII - Insolvency of Employer
    Part IX - Employment Records
    Part X - Employment Management
    Part XI - Foreign Contracts of Service
    Part XII - Disputes Settlement Procedure
    Part XIII - Miscellaneous Provisions

  30. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2003 (No. 5 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2003-07-18 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-25 | KEN-2003-L-65659

    Provides for numerous amendments of the Penal Code (Cap. 63) and the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 75). In the Penal Code, inserts new provisions (sections 122A-122D) on "Sampling for DNA Identification" and on supply of harmful substances to children. Amends provisions on sexual crimes (sections 140 to 154, 156 to 157) and removes from numerous sections "corporal punishment". Amends the Criminal Procedure Code, inter alia, with regard to provisions on court to be open, transfer of cases between magistrates, resumption of proceedings or trial, power to order costs against accused or private prosecutor, and orders for compensation and expenses. Adds Part IX-A "Victim impact statements". Provides also for amendments of the Evidence Act.

  31. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act (Act No. 3 of 2003) (Cap. 65) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 2003-05-02 | KEN-2003-L-98809

    An Act of Parliament to provide for the prevention, investigation and punishment of corruption, economic crime and related offences and for matters incidental thereto and connected therewith. Repeals the Prevention of Corruption Act (Cap. 65).

  32. Kenya - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Constitution of Kenya (Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of Individual) Practice and Procedure Rules, 2001 (Legal Notice No. 133).

    Adoption: 2001-09-17 | KEN-2001-R-66603

    Regulates procedure in cases where accused person in criminal case or party to civil suit in a subordinate court alleges contravention of his or her fundamental rights or freedoms under sections 70 to 83 of the Constitution.

  33. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Arbitration Act 1995 (No. 4 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-08-10 | KEN-1995-L-43145

    Provides comprehensive regulations concerning arbitration procedures. Part II contains general provisions; Part III relates to the composition and jurisdiction of arbitral tribunals. Part IV governs conduct of arbitral proceedings. Arbitral awards and the termination of proceedings are covered in Part V. Part VI regulates the recourse to higher courts against arbitral awards; Part VII covers the recognition and enforcement of awards.

  34. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Kenya Revenue Authority Act, 1995 (No. 2 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-05-31 | KEN-1995-L-41939

    Establishes the Kenya Revenue Authority as the central body for the assessment and collection of revenue.

  35. Kenya - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Assembly Elections (Election Petition) Rules, 1993 (L.N. No. 14 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-01-15 | KEN-1993-R-34096

    Provides for rules in respect of contents and form of election petition, appointment of advocates by petitioner and respondent, deposit of money by way of security for costs, charges and expenses payable by the petitioner, and time and place for trial and related matters. Revokes the National Assembly Elections (Election Petition) Rules. Made under section 23(3) of the National Assembly and Presidential Elections Act.

  36. Kenya - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Assembly Elections (Election Petition) (Amendment) Rules 1992 (L.N. No. 434 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-11-26 | Date of entry into force: 1992-11-13 | KEN-1992-R-32904

    Amendments in respect of affidavits of witnesses, delivery of documents by returning officers and time-limits. Made under the National Assembly and Presidential Elections Act.

  37. Kenya - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Capital Markets Authority Regulations, 1992 (L.N. No. 428 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-11-19 | KEN-1992-R-32905

    Provides for the regulation of the stock and security exchange market and related matters. Made under the Capital Markets Authority Act.

  38. Kenya - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Export Processing Zone Regulations (Cap. 517) (L.N. No. 228 of 1991).

    Adoption: 1991 | KEN-1991-R-49520

  39. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Export Processing Zone Act (Chapter 517) (No. 12 of 1990).

    Adoption: 1990 | Date of entry into force: 1990-11-23 | KEN-1990-L-49519

    Governs the establishment of export processing zones and creates an Export Processing Zones Authority. Revised through 1991.

  40. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    State Corporations Act (Chapter 446) (No. 11 of1986).

    Adoption: 1986 | Date of entry into force: 1986-11-01 | KEN-1986-L-49538

    Provides for the establishment and administration of state corporations. Revised through L.N. 248 of 1986.

  41. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Employment Act. Chapter 226 (No. 2 of 1976) [revised edition].

    Adoption: 1976 | Date of entry into force: 1976-05-03 | KEN-1976-L-13617

    Act covers various aspects of employment. Part I establishes the Labour Advisory Board. Part II regulates conditions of employment, specifically, payment of wages, leave, housing, health, welfare, medical services, contracts of service, termination and dismissal. Part III concerns foreign contracts of service. Part IV describes provisions relating to women and young persons. Part V sets forth rules for records, penalties and judicial proceedings. Consolidated text.

  42. Kenya - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Local Government Elections Rules (L.N. 202 of 1970).

    Adoption: 1970 | KEN-1970-R-49536

    Revised through L.N. 204 of 1983.

  43. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Penal Code (Cap. 63). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1970 | Date of entry into force: 1930-08-01 | KEN-1970-L-28595

    An Act of Parliament to establish a code of criminal law. Part I : General provisions. Part II : Crimes - offences against public order; offences against administration of local authority; offences injurious to the public; offences against the person; offences relating to property; malicious injuries to property; forgery; crimes and accessories after the fact.

  44. Kenya - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Kenya (as amended) - Constitution (as amended) Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 1969 | Date of entry into force: 1998 | KEN-1969-C-56765

    Official revised 1998 edition of the 1969 Constitution, including amendments incorporated in Act No. 9, 1997. Significant changes include: Chapter 1, s. 1A - Specifies that the Republic of Kenya shall be a multi-party, democratic state; Chapter 2, s. 7 - provides for the resumption of the presidency; Chapter 3 - changes procedures for the appointment of the Election Commission and makes it responsible for the promotion of free and fair elections; Chapter 5, s. 82 and 84 - provides, respectively, new protections against discrimination based on sex and recourse to the Court of Appeal in cases involving Fundamental Rights and Freedoms.

  45. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    The International Development Association Ordinance (No. 39 of 1963)

    Adoption: 1963-12-04 | KEN-1963-L-28448

    Provides for the acceptance by Kenya of an international agreement for the establishment and operation of an International Development Association.

  46. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    The International Finance Corporation Ordinance (No. 40 of 1963)

    Adoption: 1963-12-04 | KEN-1963-L-28450

    Provides for acceptance by Kenya of an international agreement for the establishment and operation of an International Finance Corporation.

  47. Kenya - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Prison Rules, 1963 [L.N. No. 60]

    Adoption: 1963-01-08 | KEN-1963-R-28545

    Revokes the Prison Rules 1949. Regulates the employment of prisoners. Numerous provisions relating to prisons and prisoners in general.

  48. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    Local Government Act (Chapter 265) (L.N. 256 of 1963).

    Adoption: 1963 | Date of entry into force: 1963-04-30 | KEN-1963-L-49535

    Revised through Act No. 11 of 1984.

  49. Kenya - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Prisons Ordinance (No. 49 of 1962)

    Adoption: 1962-12-27 | KEN-1962-L-28455

    Ordinance consolidates and amends law pertaining to prisons, youthful corrective training centers, extra-mural penal employment, organisation, discipline, powers and duties of prison officers, and related matters.

  50. Kenya - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State (Privileges and Immunities) Regulations, 1961 [L.N. No. 405]

    Adoption: 1961-07-15 | KEN-1961-R-28546

    Specifies privileges and immunities for members of the Kenya Council of State.

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