INVITATION FOR FEEDBACK AND MEMORANDA ON THE DRAFT PYRETHRUM (REPEAL) BILL, 2023
The pyrethrum Act, 2013 was enacted alongside the Agriculture and Food Authority Act (No. 13 of 2013) and the Crops Act (no. 16 of 2013). All the three Bills were assented to by the President on the 14th January, 2014.
The Agriculture and Food Authority Act, 2013 and the Crops Act, 2013 were intended to regulate all scheduled crops while the Pyrethrum Act, 2013 was enacted to regulate Pyrethrum, thereby creating a conflict. Section 3 of the Pyrethrum Act, 2013, establishes the Pyrethrum Regulatory Authority while Section 4 prescribes its functions. The functions of the Pyrethrum Regulatory Authority are similar to those of the functions of the Agriculture and Food Authority established under Section 3 of the Agriculture and Food Authority Act, 2013.
To address the conflict between the provisions of the Pyrethrum Act, 2013 and the Agriculture and Food Authority Act, 2013, the first schedule to the Agriculture and Food Authority Act, 2013 was amended vide the Statue Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act (No. 7 of 2016) by inserting the Pyrethrum Regulatory Authority as a “former institution” of which the Agriculture and Food Authority was a successor. Though the amendment alluded to the repeal of the Pyrethrum Act, 2013, the Act has not been expressly repealed, which the draft Pyrethrum (repeal) Bill, 2023 will effect.
The Bill will repeal the Pyrethrum Act, 2013 to remove the existing conflict of interest in the pyrethrum sub-sector and addresses duplication of legislation, among other important thematic areas.
Industry stakeholders and the public are invited to critique/review the draft Bill to ensure it is facilitative and that all their issues are addressed. Please access the draft from the following links;
Written memoranda are welcome and may be submitted via the following addresses:
The Principal Secretary
State Department for Crops Development
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development
Kilimo House, Cathedral Road
P.O. Box 30028
The Director General
Agriculture and Food Authority
Tea House, Naivasha Road off Ngong Road
P.O. Box 37962-00100
Clarifications on the Bill may be sought from the Director General Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) +254700638672/737454618
Your feedback will go a long way towards ensuring a facilitative legal framework is established for the Pyrethrum industry.
Click the link below to download draft bill;