Kenyan Forests Tax Act

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PART I – PRELIMINARY

  • 1. Short title and commencement.
  • 2. Application.
  • 3. Interpretation.

PART II – ADMINISTRATION

  • 4. Establishment of the Service.
  • 5. Functions of the Service.
  • 6. Forests Board.
  • 7. Functions of the Board.
  • 8. Powers of the Board.
  • 9. Committees of the Board.
  • 10. Appointment of Director of Forest Service.
  • 11. Officers of the Service.
  • 12. Meetings of the Board.
  • 13. Forest conservancy areas and committees.
  • 14. Funds of the Service.
  • 15. Financial year.
  • 16. Annual estimates.
  • 17. Accounts and audit.
  • 18. Forest Management and Conservation Fund.
  • 19. Sources of Fund.
  • 20. Management of the Fund.

PART III – CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF FORESTS

Ownership of Forests and Right to Forest Produce

  • 21. Forests to vest in the State.
  • 22. Customary rights.
  • 23. Creation of State forests.
  • 24. Creation of local Authority forests.
  • 25. Private and farm forestry.
  • 26. Declaration of provisional forest.
  • 27. Reversion of provisional forests.
  • 28. Variation of boundaries or revocation of State or local authority forests.
  • 29. Exchange of forest area with private land.
  • 30. Arboreta, recreational parks, mini-forests.
  • 31. Donations and bequests.
  • 32. Declaration of a nature reserve.
  • 33. Special use of nature reserve.
  • 34. Presidential protection of trees.

Management of Forests

  • 35. Management plans.
  • 36. Joint management of forests.
  • 37. Management of plantation forests owned by the State.
  • 38. Management of local authority forests.
  • 39. Local authority forest management agreements.
  • 40. Concession over State forests.
  • 41. Management of indigenous forests.
  • 42. Consent for mining and quarrying.
  • 43. Requirement for re-vegetation.
  • 44. Offences in relation to mining, quarrying or re-vegetation.
  • 45. Activities outside management plans.

PART IV – COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

  • 46. Application for community participation.
  • 47. Functions of a forest association.
  • 48. Assignment of forest user rights.
  • 49. Termination or variation of a management agreement.

PART V – ENFORCEMENT

  • 50. Powers of officers.
  • 51. Use of firearms.
  • 52. Prohibited activities in forests.
  • 53. Counterfeiting or unlawfully affixing marks.
  • 54. Other offences.
  • 55. Compensation for loss or damage.
  • 56. Prosecutorial powers.
  • 57. General penalty.
  • 58. Restraint of breaches of the Act.

PART VI – MISCELLANEOUS

  • 59. Rules.
  • 60. Director to maintain registers.
  • 61. International obligations.
  • 62. Co-operation regarding cross-border forests and forest produce.
  • 63. Environmental Impact Assessment.

PART VII – TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

  • 64. Repeal of Cap. 385.
  • 65. Savings.
  • 66. Vesting of assets and transfer of liabilities.
  • 67. Transfer of employees.

SCHEDULES

  • FIRST SCHEDULE – PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE OFFICERS OF THE SERVICE
  • SECOND SCHEDULE – PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF BUSINESS AND AFFAIRS OF THE BOARD
  • THIRD SCHEDULE – PROVISIONS AS TO PUBLIC CONSULTATION