ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1. Short title.
2. Interpretation and exclusion.
3. Pawnbroking prohibited.
4. Existing pledges.
5. Modifications of powers of pawnbrokers and disposal of pledges
6. [Repeal of R.L. Cap 226.]
THE PAWNBROKING (PROHIBITION) ACT
An Act to prohibit the business of pawnbroking.
[26th March, 1965]
Act No. 17 of 1965
[R.L. Cap. 586]
This Act may be cited as the Pawnbroking (Prohibition) Act.
(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–
"business of a pawnbroker" means the business of taking goods in pawn as security for a loan of money or the grant of credit facilities, and includes the business of a keeper of a shop described (with the deletion of the limit of four hundred shillings) in subsection (1) of section 3 of this Act;
"Minister" means the Minister for the time being responsible for finance.
(2) Nothing in this Act shall apply to–
(a) the taking of goods in pawn as security for a loan, or for the grant of credit facilities, exceeding one thousand shillings, or to the pledge in or the parties to any such transaction; or
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