What minor changes are proposed in The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.3) Bill, 2017

The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.3) Bill, 2017

  1. The Pensions Act (Cap. 189)

It proposes to replace the word “Minister” with “Cabinet Secretary responsible for Finance” in line with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

It also proposes to increase the number of years from 5 years to 10 years that an officer should complete in order to be qualified for any pensionable benefits.

  1. The Clinical Officers (Training, Registration and Licensing) Act, 1988

The Bill proposes to amend the Act to make consequential changes to the terminologies arising out of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

The term “Minister” is being amended to “Cabinet Secretary”.

  1. The Pharmacy and Poisons Act (Cap. 244)

The amendment repeals the position of Chief Pharmacist and provides for the Chief Executive Officer who will be competitively recruited and appointed by the Board upon such terms and conditions of service as shall be determined by the Board upon the advice of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

  1. The Environmental Management & Co-ordination Act, 1999

It provides for the election of the Chairperson of the Tribunal from amongst the three lawyers in the Tribunal.

It also deals with appeals to the Tribunal; especially with regard to grant of stay in proceedings.

  1. The Salaries and Remuneration Commission Act (No. 10 of 2011)

It proposes that the Commissioners of the Commission should serve on a full-time basis as opposed to part-time.

It also seeks to give the President more room to nominate his choice for Chairperson of the Commission.

This article was written by
Sylvia Katua of Mzalendo Trust .
It was published on Dec. 8, 2017.


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