The Cabinet Secretary for the time being responsible for shipping is empowered under sections 4 and 5 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 2009 (the Act) to make regulations for the purposes of administration of the Act. Sections 4 read together with section 5 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 2009 Section 5 (a) of the Kenya Maritime Authority further confers upon KMA the responsibility to advise the government on legislative and other measures necessary for the implementation of the relevant international conventions, treaties, and agreements to which Kenya is a party. It is in line with this Mandate that the Authority advised the Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure of the need to review the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Security) Regulations, 2005 to adapt the application of the same to changing security circumstances and challenges in the maritime sector. Consequently, the Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure has with technical support from KMA now completed the review the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Security) Regulations, 2005.
In line with KMA’s principle of stakeholder involvement in its governance process, KMA has organized a stakeholder’s meeting to be held at the Mombasa Beach Hotel from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on 19th August, 2014 to deliberate on the referenced proposed regulations with a view to adopt an all-inclusive document acceptable to all our stakeholders.
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Nancy W. Karigithu (Mrs.)