Kenya Law: Table of Contents of the Laws of Kenya

Table of Contents of the Laws of Kenya

CONSTITUTIONAL

CONSTITUTIONAL

 

CHAPTER (Cap. No.)

THE LAWS

NAME OF THE ACT

1

 The Revision of the Laws Act

2

The Interpretation and General Provisions Act

3

The Law Reform Commission Act

3A           

The Constitution of Kenya Review Act (Expired)

 

CONSTITUTIONAL

4

The East African Community Mediation Agreement Act

4A

The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute Act

4B

The Preferential Trade Area (Implementation) Act

5

The National Assembly Remuneration Act

6

The National Assembly(Powers and Privileges) Act

7

The National Assembly and Presidential Elections Act

COURTS AND OFFICERS OF THE COURT

COURTS AND OFFICERS OF THE COURT

COURTS AND OFFICERS OF THE COURT

8

The Judicature Act

9

The Appellate Jurisdiction Act

10

The Magistrates’ Courts Act

11

The Kadhis’ Courts Act

12

The Commissioners of Assize Act

14

The Records Disposal Act

15

The Oaths and Statutory Declarations Act

16

The Advocates Act

16A

The Council of Legal Education Act

17

The Notaries Public Act

18

The Law Society of Kenya Act

19

The Public Archives and Documentation Service Act

CIVIL LAW AND PROCEDURE

CIVIL LAW AND PROCEDURE

CIVIL LAW AND PROCEDURE

21

The Civil Procedure Act

22

The Limitation of Actions Act

23

The Law of Contract Act

24

The Contracts in Restraint of Trade Act

25

The Government Contracts Act

26

The Law Reform Act

27

The Bills of Exchange Act

28

The Chattels Transfer Act

29

The Partnership Act

30

The Limited Partnerships Act

31

The Sale of Goods Act

32

The Fatal Accidents Act

33

The Age of Majority Act

34

The Occupiers’ Liability Act

35

The Cheques Act

36

The Defamation Act

37

The Law of Domicil Act

38

The Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act

39

The Public Authorities Limitation Act

40

The Government Proceedings Act

41

The Vexatious Proceedings Act

42

The Debts (Summary Recovery) Act

43

The Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act

44

The Indemnity Act

BANKRUPTCY AND DEEDS OF ARRANGEMENT

BANKRUPTCY AND DEEDS OF ARRANGEMENT

BANKRUPTCY AND DEEDS OF ARRANGEMENT

53

The Bankruptcy Act

54

The Deeds of Arrangement Act

PUBLIC ORDER AND SECURITY

PUBLIC ORDER AND SECURITY

 

PUBLIC ORDER AND SECURITY

56

The Public Order Act

57

The Preservation of Public Security Act

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

63

The Penal Code Act

64

The Probation of Offenders Act

66

The Election Offences Act

67

The Witchcraft Act

68

The Protection of Aircraft Act

75

The Criminal Procedure Code Act

76

The Extradition (Contiguous and Foreign Countries) Act

77

The Extradition (Commonwealth Countries) Act

78

The Witness Summonses (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act

EVIDENCE

EVIDENCE

EVIDENCE

80

The Evidence Act

POLICE

POLICE

POLICE

84

The Police Act

85

The Administration Police Act

87

The Fugitive Offenders Pursuit Act

PRISONS AND DETENTION OF PERSONS

PRISONS AND DETENTION OF PERSONS

PRISONS AND DETENTION OF PERSONS

90

The Prisons Act

92

The Borstal Institutions Act

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

98

The College of Arms Act

99

The National Flag, Emblems and Names Act

100

The Promissory Oaths Act

101

The Permanent Secretary to the Treasury(Incorporation) Act

102

The Commissions of Inquiry Act

103

The Fire Inquiry Act

106

The Public Collections Act

107

The Registration of Persons Act

108

The Societies Act

109

The Wakf Commissioners Act

110

The Public Holidays Act

111

The Books and Newspapers Act

                                                                                 114

 

The Firearms Act

115

The Explosives Act

117

The Housing Act

120

The Methylated Spirits Act

123

The Compounding of Potable Spirits Act

128

The Chief’s Authority Act

129

The Government Accommodation Act

131

The Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act

CHILDREN

CHILDREN

CHILDREN

145

The Legitimacy Act

FAMILY LAW

FAMILY LAW

FAMILY LAW

149

The Births and Deaths Registration Act

150

The Marriage Act

151

The African Christian Marriage and Divorce Act

152

The Matrimonial Causes Act

153

The Subordinate Courts (Separation and Maintenance) Act

154

The Maintenance Orders Enforcement Act

155

The Mohammedan Marriage and Divorce Registration Act

156

The Mohammedan Marriage, Divorce and Succession Act

157

The Hindu Marriage and Divorce Act

SUCCESSION—PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION

SUCCESSION—PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION

SUCCESSIONPROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION

160

The Law of Succession Act

161

The Perpetuities and Accumulations Act

TRUSTEES

TRUSTEES

                                                              TRUSTEES

164

The Trustees(Perpetual Succession) Act

167

The Trustee Act

168

The Public Trustee Act

NATIONALITY—IMMIGRATION

NATIONALITY—IMMIGRATION

NATIONALITYIMMIGRATION

170

The Kenya Citizenship Act

172

The Immigration Act

173

The Aliens Restriction Act

DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PRIVILEGES

DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PRIVILEGES

DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR  PRIVILEGES

179

The Privileges and Immunities Act

THE CIVIL SERVICE

THE CIVIL SERVICE

THE CIVIL SERVICE

185

The Service Commissions Act

187

The Official Secrets Act

PENSIONS AND PROVIDENT FUNDS

PENSIONS AND PROVIDENT FUNDS

PENSIONS AND PROVIDENT FUNDS

189

The Pensions Act

190

The Pensions(Increase) Act

191

The Provident Fund Act

192

The Widows’ and Orphans’ Pensions Act

193

The Asian Widows’ and Orphans’ Pensions Act

194

The Asian Officers’ Family Pensions Act

195

The Widows’ and Children’s Pensions Act

196

The Parliamentary Pensions Act

DEFENCE

DEFENCE

DEFENCE

198

The Geneva Conventions Act

199

The Armed Forces Act

200

The Kenya Regiment (Territorial Force) Act

202

The Armed Forces (Out of Bounds Areas) Act

204

The Protected Areas Act

208

The National Youth Service Act

EDUCATIONAL—CULTURAL AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS—ENTERTAINMENT

EDUCATIONAL—CULTURAL AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS—ENTERTAINMENT

EDUCATIONALCULTURAL AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONSENTERTAINMENT

209

The Kenya Literature Bureau Act

210

The University of  Nairobi Act

210A

The Moi University Act

210B

The Universities Act

210C

The Kenyatta University Act

211

The Education Act

212

The Teachers Service Commission Act

213A

The Higher Education Loans Board Act

214

Egerton University Act

217

The McMillan Memorial Library Act

218

The Kenya Cultural Centre Act

219

The Kenya Scouts Act

220

The Girl Guides Act

221

The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation Act

222

The Films and Stage Plays Act

223

The Board of Adult Education Act

225

The Kenya National Library Service Board Act

225A

The Kenya National Examinations Council Act

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

237

The Industrial Training Act

PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

242

The Public Health Act

243

The Radiation Protection Act

244

The Pharmacy and Poisons Act

246

The Malaria Prevention Act

247

The Use of Poisonous Substances Act

248

The Mental Health Act

249

The Anatomy Act

250

The Science and Technology Act

251

The Kenya Society for the Blind Act

252

The Human Tissues Act

253

The Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act

254

The Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances Act

256

The Kenya Red Cross Society Act

257

The Nurses Act

258

The National Social Security Fund Act

259

The St. John Ambulance of Kenya Act

260

The Clinical Officers (Training, Registration and Licensing) Act

261

The Kenya Medical Training College Act

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

265

The Local Government Act

266

The Valuation for Rating Act

267

The Rating Act

270

The Local Government Loans Act

272

The Local Authorities Provident Fund Act

273

The Local Authorities (Recovery of Possession of Property) Act

LAND

LAND

LAND

280

The Government Lands Act

281

The Registration of Titles

282

The Land Titles Act

283

The Land Consolidation Act

284

The Land Adjudication Act

285

The Registration of Documents Act

287

The Land (Group Representatives) Act

288

The Trust Land Act

290

The Trusts of Land Act

291

The Equitable Mortgages Act

292

The Wayleaves Act

293

The Distress for Rent Act

294

The Trespass Act

295

The Land Acquisition Act

296

The Rent Restriction Act

299

The Survey Act

300

The Registered Land Act

301

The Landlord and Tenant (Shops, Hotels and Catering Establishments) Act

302

The Land Control Act

MINES AND MINERALS

MINES AND MINERALS

MINES AND MINERALS

304

The Mortgages (Special Provisions) Act

306

The Mining Act

308

The Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act

309

The Trading in Unwrought Precious Metals Act

310

The Diamond Industry Protection Act

311

The Gold Mines Development Loans Act

AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURE

318

The Agriculture Act

319

The Agricultural Produce(Export) Act

320

The Agricultural Produce Marketing Act

321

The Crop Production and Livestock Act

323

The Agricultural Finance Corporation Act

324

The Plant Protection Act

325

The Suppression of Noxious Weeds Act

326

The Seeds and Plant Varieties Act

327

The Grass Fires Act

328

The Canning Crops Act

329

The Cereals and Sugar Finance Corporation Act

331

The Coconut Industry Act

332

The Coconut Preservation Act

335

The Cotton Act

336

The Dairy Industry Act

338

The National Cereals and Produce Board Act

340

The Pyrethrum Act

341

The Sisal industry Act

343

The Tea Act

345

The Fertilizers and Animal Foodstuffs Act

346

The Pest Control Products Act

347

The Irrigation Act

WATER

WATER

WATER

371

The Maritime Zones Act

373

The Mombasa Pipeline Board Act

NATIONAL PARKS, GAME, FISHERIES AND TOURISM

NATIONAL PARKS, GAME, FISHERIES AND TOURISM

NATIONAL PARKS, GAME, FISHERIES AND TOURISM

376

The Wildlife (Conservation and Management) Act

378

The Fisheries Act

381

The Tourist Industry Licensing

382

The Kenya Tourist Development Corporation Act

FORESTS

FORESTS

FORESTS

385

The Forests Act

386

The Timber Act

WAYS AND COMMUNICATIONS

WAYS AND COMMUNICATIONS

WAYS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

(a) Shipping

 

 

389

The Merchant Shipping Act

 

390

The Marine Insurance Act

 

391

The Kenya Ports Authority Act

 

392

The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act

 

(b) Aviation

394

The Civil Aviation Act

(c)Railways

397

The Kenya Railways Corporation Act

(d) Public Roads and Bridges

 

399

The Public Roads and Roads of Access Act

402

The Mtwapa Bridge Act

403

The Traffic Act

404

The Transport Licensing Act

405

The Insurance(Motor Vehicles Third Party Risks) Act

406

The Streets Adoption Act

407

The Public Roads Toll Act

(e)Inland Waterways

410

The Ferries

(f) Posts  and Telecommunications

 

411

The Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation Act

PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES AND INSTITUTIONS

PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES AND INSTITUTIONS

PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES AND INSTITUTIONS

441

The Kerio Valley Development Authority Act

442

The Lake Basin Development Authority Act

443

The Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority Act

444

The Agricultural Development Corporation Act

445

The Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation Act

446

The State Corporations Act

447

The Ewaso Ng’iro South River Basin Development Authority Act

448

The Ewaso Ng’iro North River Basin Development Authority Act

449

The Coast Development Authority Act

GUARANTEES

GUARANTEES

GUARANTEES

450

The Guarantee(High Commission Posts and Telecommunications Loan) (No.1) Act

451

The Guarantee(High Commission Posts and Telecommunications Loan) (No.2) Act

452

The Guarantee(High Commission Posts and Telecommunications Loan) (No.3) Act

455

The Guarantee(High Commission  Railways and Harbours Loan) (No.1) Act

456

The Guarantee(High Commission Railways and Harbours Loan) (No.2) Act

457

The Guarantee(High Commission Railways and Harbours Loans) (Supplementary Provisions) Act

458

The Guarantee(High Commission Railways and Harbours Loan) (No.3) Act

459

The Guarantee(High Commission Railways and Harbours Loan) (No.4) Act

460

The Guarantee(High Commission Railways and Harbours Loan) (No.5) Act

461

The Guarantee(Loans) Act

462

The Guarantee (House Purchase) Act

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS

464

The Bretton Woods Agreements Act

465

The International Development Association  Act

466

The International Finance Corporation Act

467

The International Monetary Fund Act

468

The International Monetary Fund (Amendment of Articles) Act

REVENUE

REVENUE

REVENUE

469

The Kenya Revenue Authority Act

470

The Income Tax Act

471

The Income Tax (Allowances and Rates) Act

472

The Customs and Excise (1st Booklet) Act

472 (2)

The Customs and Excise ( 2nd  Booklet) Act

473

The Telecommunications Tax Act

474

The Refinery Throughput Tax Act

475

The Air Passenger Tax Act

476

The Value Added Tax Act

478

The Hotel Accommodation Tax Act

479

The Entertainments Tax Act

480

The Stamp Duty Act

482

The Local Manufacturers(Export Compensation) Act

483

The Estate Duty Act

484

The Second–hand Motor Vehicles Purchase Tax Act

COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

485A

The Capital Markets Authority Act

486

The Companies Act

487

The Insurance Act

487A

The Kenya Re-insurance Corporation Act

488

The Banking Act

489

The Building Societies Act

490

The Co-operative Societies Act

491

The Central Bank of Kenya Act

492

The African Development Bank Act

493A

The East African Development Bank Act

493B

The Kenya Post Office Savings Bank Act

493C

The Shelter-Afrique Act

TRADE AND COMMERCE

TRADE AND COMMERCE

TRADE AND COMMERCE

494

The Hotels and Restaurants Act

496

The Standards Act

499

The Registration of Business Names Act

500

The Transfer of Businesses Act

503

The Scrap Metal Act

504

The Restrictive Trade Practices, Act Monopolies and Price Control

505

The Trade Descriptions Act

506

The Trade Marks Act

507

The Hire Purchase Act

512

The Telegraphic Press Messages Act

513

The Weights and Measures Act

515

The British Standard Portland Cement Company Limited (Bamburi Factory) Act

517

The Export Processing Zones Act

518

The Foreign Investments Protection Act

519

The Trading in Prohibited Goods Act

520

The Motor Vehicle Components and Accessories Act

522

The Investment Disputes Convention Act

OTHER PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

OTHER PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

OTHER PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

525

The Architects and Quantity Surveyors Act

527

The Brokers Act

529

The Pawnbrokers Act

530

The Engineers Registration Act

532

The Valuers Act

533

The Estate Agents Act

534

The Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act

ENACTMENTS WITH NO CHAPTER NUMBERS

ENACTMENTS WITH NO CHAPTER NUMBERS

ENACTMENTS WITH NO CHAPTER NUMBERS

 

A 21/87

The Sectional Properties Act

A 18/90

The Land Disputes Tribunal Act

A 19/90

The Non- Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Act

A 20/90

The Coast Development Authority Act

A 4/91

The Petroleum Development Fund Act

A 5/91

The Consolidated Bank of Kenya Act

A 2/93

The Carriage by Air Act

A 9/93

The Road Maintenance Levy Fund Act

A 11/94

The National Council for Law Reporting Act

A 4/94

The Narcotic Drugs and psychotropic Substances (Control) Act, 1994

A 4/95

The Arbitration Act

A 3/96

The Physical Planner Registration Act

A 5/96

The Auctioneers Act

A 3/97

The Retirement Benefits Act

A  4/97

The National Crime Research Center Act

A 7/97

The Kenya Reinsurance Corporation

A 2/98

The Kenya Information and  Communications Act

A 3/98

The Postal Corporation Act

A 8/98

The Local Authorities Transfer Fund Act

A 9/98

The  National Hospital Insurance  Fund Act

A 10/98

The Community Service Orders Act

A 11/98

The National Security Intelligence Service Act

A 7/99

The Kenya Roads Board Act

A 8/99

The Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act

A 10/99

The Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Act

A 11/99

The Bukura Agricultural College Act

A 4/00

The Central Depositories Act

A 7/00

The Maseno University Act

 

 

A 10/00

The Parliamentary Services Commissions Act

A 8/01

The Children Act

A 10/01

The Sugar Act

A 3/01

The Industrial Property Act

A8/01

The Children’s Act

A9/01

The Coffee Act

A 10/01

The Sugar Act

A 11/01

The Kenya Water Institute Act

A 12/01

Copyright Act

A8/2002

The Water Act

A 11/01

Kenya Water Institute Act

A 12/01

The Copyright Act

A 3/03

Anti- Corruption Economic Crimes Act, 2003

A 4/03

The Public Officer Ethics Act, 2003

A 10/03

Constituencies Development Fund Act, 2003

A 11/03

The Presidential Retirement Benefit Act, 2003

A 12/03

The Public Audit Act, 2003

A 13/03

The National Commission on Gender and Development, 2003

A 14/03

The persons with Disabilities Act, 2003

A 5/04

The Government Financial Management Act , 2004

A6/04

The Investment Promotion Act, 2004

A2/05

The Privatization Act, 2005

A 3/05

The Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005

A 7/05

The Forests Act, 2005

A 3/06

The Sexual  Offences Act, 2006

A 4/06

The Statistics Act, 2006

A 5/06

The Kenya Maritime Authority  Act, 2006

A 6/06

The National Museums and Heritage Act, 2006

 

 

A 11/06

The Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2006

A12/06

The Energy Act , 2006

A13/06

The Refugees Act, 2006

A 14/06

The HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act, 2006

A 15/06

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis Act, 2006

A 16/06

The Witness Protection Act, 2006

A 17/06

The Licensing Laws (Repeals and Amendment) Act, 2006

A 18/06

The Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Act, 2006

A 19/06

The Microfinance Act, 2006

A 2/07

The Kenya Roads Act, 2007

A 3/07

The Media Act, 2007

A  4/07

The Tobacco Control Act, 2007

A 5/07

The Licensing Laws (Repeal and Amendment) Act, 2007

A 7/07

The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2007

A 10/07

The Political Parties Act, 2007

A 11/07

The Employment Act, 2007

A 12/07

The Labour Institutions Act, 2007

A 13/07

The Work Injury Benefits Act, 2007

A 14/07

The Labour Relations Act, 2007

A 15/07

The Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007

A 17/07

The Supplies Practitioners Management Act, 2007

A 18/07

The Nutritionists and Dieticians Act, 2007

A 4/08

The National Accord and Reconciliation Act, 2008

A 6/08

The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Act, 2008

A 9/08

The Constitution of Kenya Review Act, 2008

A 10/08

The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Act, 2008

A 11/08

The Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act, 2008

A 12/08

The National Cohesion and Integration Act, 2008

A 13/08

The Anti- Counterfeit Act, 2008

A 14/08

The Sacco Societies Act, 2008

A 15/08

The Accountants  Act, 2008

A 16/08

The International Crimes Act, 2008

A 2/09

The Biosafety Act,  2009

A 4/09

The Merchant shipping Act, 2009

A 5/09

The Fiscal Management Act, 2009

A 9/09

The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2009

A 10/2009

The National Youth Council Act, 2009

A 11/2009

The Arbitration (Amendment) Act , 2009

A 1/2010

The Supplementary Appropriation Act, 2010

A 3/2010

The Offices Of Minister Act, 2010

A 2/2010

The Witness Protection (Amendment) Act , 2010

A 4/2010

The Alcoholic Drinks Control Act, 2010

A 5/2010

The  Commissions Of Inquiry ( Amendment) Act  , 2010

A 6/2010

The Prevention Of Organized Crimes Act, 2010

A 7/2010

The Supplementary Appropriation Act, 2010

A 8/2010

The Counter-Trafficking in Persons Act

A 9/2010

The Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution Act , 2010