15 Nov, 2011

Kenya is set to make amendments to over 15 key laws so that they align with the East African Common (EAC) Market Protocol.

The laws in question include the Registration of Persons Act, Immigration Act, Employment Act, Foreign Investment Protection Act and the Local Government Act.

It is hoped that these amendments will increase transparency and reduce discrimination – two principles which are integral to the objectives of the EAC Common Market Protocol.

The Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of EAC, David Nalo, said: “An audit revealed a set of laws that needed to be amended and recommendations were made.”

According to The East African, Mr Nalo also said that ‘the laws on immigration, citizenship and nationality should be reviewed to take into account the principle of non-discrimination on grounds of nationality so that investors from partner states are accorded the same treatment as their Kenyan colleagues’.

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