The Preamble Of The Act Recognises The Role That The Public Benefits Organisations (PBOs) Play In Society For Public Good, Supporting Development And Providing Ways That Contribute To Improved Public Governance.
The Act Provides For The Formation, Operations And Growth Of PBOs, Establishment Of a Regulatory And Institutional Framework Within Which PBOs Can Conduct Their Affairs.
Section 5 defines a Public Benefit Organisation as a voluntary membership or non-membership grouping of individuals or organisations which is:
Section 20 provides for the right to freedom of association. This is in line with the spirit of Article 36 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and hence the Act contributes to the realisation of this right.
Section 20 (1) states that every organisation has the freedom to:
Section 20 (2) states that every organisation which is a member of a forum has a right to:
Section 16 (2) states that refusal of registration to be communicated to the applicant within 14 days of the decision. Under Section 17 any aggrieved person may apply to the Tribunal for review of its decision within 30 days of receiving the written notice of the decision. The Tribunal is required to make the decision within 60 days of filing the appeal.
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