CHAPTER 398
PUBLIC LEADERSHIP CODE OF ETHICS ACT

[SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION]

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

   REGULATIONS

      The Public Leadership Code of Ethics (Declaration of Interests, Assets and Liabilities) Regulations

REGULATIONS

THE PUBLIC LEADERSHIP CODE OF ETHICS (DECLARATION OF INTERESTS, ASSETS AND LIABILITIES) REGULATIONS

(Section 32(1) and (2)(a))

[1st November, 1995]

G.Ns. Nos.
108 of 1996
261 of 2001

   1. These Regulations may be cited as the Public Leadership Code of Ethics (Declaration of Interests, Assets and Liabilities) Regulations.

   2. In these Regulations, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "Act" means the Public Leadership Code of Ethics Act *;

   "Commissioner" means the Ethics Commissioner appointed under section 20 of the Act;

   "Register" means the Register of Public Leaders, Interests, Assets and Liabilities, kept by the Commissioner in pursuance of the provisions of section 21 of the Act.

   3. (1) Any declaration of interests, assets and liabilities made by a public leader shall be made in the forms prescribed in the Schedule to these Regulations.

   (2) Every declaration shall contain the following particulars–

   (a)   the name of the declarant;

   (b)   the address of the declarant;

   (c)   the particulars of interest, assets and liabilities held; and

   (d)   the specific place where the interests, assets and liabilities could be located.

   4. (1) a declaration made in compliance with the Act, shall be submitted to the Commissioner within the time prescribed by section 9 of the Act.

   (2) Where a declarant cannot personally and physically submit his declaration to the Commissioner, it shall be sufficient proof that a declaration was made within the prescribed time on production of evidence showing that submission was made by registered mail.

   5. (1) The Commissioner shall keep and maintain the Register in the form prescribed in the Schedule to these Regulations.

   (2) Each and every particular contained in a declaration form shall be entered in the Register.

   6. (1) The Register may be available for inspection by any member of the public upon satisfaction of the following conditions–

   (a)   a person wishing to make inspection has lodged with the Commissioner a complaint against a public leader;

   (b)   on his assessment, the Commissioner is satisfied that the complaint is genuine, relevant and was made in good faith; and

   (c)   an inspection fee of one thousand shillings has been paid.

   (2) Where the Commissioner, on assessment of the complaint lodged, is not satisfied with the genuiness or is otherwise dissatisifed with the intention of the complainant, he may refuse to grant permission for inspection or may require the complainant to furnish to him more information relating to the complaint.

   7. (1) Any person who, having made inspection in the Register misuses information so obtained, commits an offence against these Regulations.

   (2) Information obtained from the Register shall be misused if–

   (a)   such information is used for purposes other than those relating to the complaint lodged with the Commissioner;

   (b)   it is used for purposes which would amount to defamation if it were not for operation of the Act;

   (c)   the information so obtained is used wholly or partly for publication or broadcast to the media or is communicated to the general public.

   (3) Any person who commits an offence against these Regulations is liable on conviction to a fine of ten thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.

SCHEDULE
FORMS

FORM PL.1
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS, ASSETS AND LIABILITIES BY PUBLIC LEADERS

(Sections 9 and 11 of the Public Leadership Code of Ethics Act)

I, ..................................................................................................................................
having been elected/appointed and sworn into the office of .................................................
............................................... on the ......................... day of ......................... 20........ do hereby solemnly and sincerely declare that as of this day I own and I am owed the following declarable assets and liabilities:

1.   Cash, Deposits at Bank or financial institution, stating account number, bank or institution and amount:
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Declarable assets include the following owned by self, spouse or unmarried minor children of a public leader–

   (a)   cash and deposits in a bank or other financial institution;

   (b)   Treasury bills and other similar investments in securities of fixed value issued or guaranteed by the Government or agencies of the government;

   (c)   interest on money deposited in a bank, building society or financial institution;

   (d)   dividends or other profits from stocks or shares held by a public leader in any company or other body corporate;

   (e)   interests in business that do not contract with the Government and do not own or control publicly traded securities, other than incidentally, and whose stocks and shares are not traded publicly;

   (f)   farm under commercial operation;

   (g)   real property which is not a non-declarable assets;

   (h)   assets that are beneficially owned, which are not non-declarable assets and which are administered at arm's length.

2.   Treasury bills and other fixed security investments–
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3.   Interest on deposits, dividends, etc.–
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4.   Buildings or premises for letting, identifying location and size or area–
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5.   Commercial farms, livestock, mining interests, etc.–
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6.   Motor vehicles and other means of transportation for commercial operation
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7.   Milling machines, factories and other industrial or commercial establishments or operations:
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