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- Year: 2009
- Country: Kenya
- Language: English
- Document Type: Domestic Law or Regulation
- Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy Activities,Counterterrorism and Money Laundering
This Act may be cited as the Public Order Act.
In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires— “excluded meeting” means—
any meeting convened and held exclusively for the lawful purposes of any public body; or
any meeting of the members of any registered organization, whether corporate or unincorporate, convened in accordance with the constitution of the organization and held exclusively for the lawful purposes of that organization;
any meeting of the members of any trade union convened and held exclusively for the lawful purposes of that trade union;
any meeting convened and held exclusively for social, cultural, charitable, educational, commercial or industrial purposes;
any meeting of the organs of a political party, convened in accordance with the constitution of the party and held exclusively to discuss the affairs of the party;
impromptu “meet-the-people” tours by Members of Parliament and councillors.
If the members or adherents of any association of persons, whether incorporated or not, are—
organized or trained or equipped for the purpose of enabling them to be employed in usurping the functions of the police or of the armed forces; or
organized and trained or organized and equipped either for the purpose of enabling them to be employed for the use or display of physical force in promoting any political object, or in such manner as to arouse reasonable apprehension that they are organized and either trained or equipped for that purpose,
then any member or adherent of such association shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and such imprisonment, and any person who promotes or conspires with another to promote or who takes part in the control or management of the association, or in so organizing or training or equipping as aforesaid any member or adherent thereof, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of two thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, or to both such fine and such imprisonment