The Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Act, 1990 (Kenya)
What are the rules that control the operations of non-governmental organizations in Kenya?
This document presents the provisions of the Non-Governmental Co-ordination Act of Kenya.
The Act is divided into sections that discuss:
- The definition of terms that appear in the Act, and their interpretation;
- The establishment, functions and powers of the Board of Directors, including the composition and the procedure to be followed at meetings;
- Registration and licensing of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including the various certificates necessary, permits, appeals, privileges and penalties;
- Self-regulation by NGOs and the code of conduct to be followed;
- Arrangements to be made during the transition period, including the membership of the interim council;
- Financial provisions with relation to investments, estimates, accounts and audits;
- Provisions regarding miscellaneous items like rules, false statements, etc.
The document concludes by presenting the Memorandum of Objects and Reasons that includes:
- The main objectives of the Bill;
- The definition of NGOs;
- The establishment of the Board, its composition and functions;
- The establishment of the Kenyan National Council of Voluntary Agencies.