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6 October 2017

Kenya Government Gazette dated 2017-10-06 number 148

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             THE KENYA GAZETTE
                                        Published by Authority of the Republic of Kenya
                                                       (Registered as a Newspaper at the G.P.O.)

Vol. CXIX—No. 148                                   NAIROBI, 6th October, 2017                                                     Price Sh. 60

GAZETTE NOTICE No. 9973                                                        accessed         through         the        following          websites:
                          THE CROPS ACT                                        www.agricultureauthority.go.ke; www.kilimo.go.ke. The draft Coffee
                                                                               (General) Regulations, 2017 and draft Regulatory Impact Statement
                            (No. 16 of2013)                                    are also available on request at the Coffee Directorate offices, located
       DRAFT COFFEE (GENERAL) REGULATIONS, 2017                                on 10th Floor, Coffee Plaza during normal working hours.
   REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT REGULATORY IMPACT                             There shall be a public forum on 23rd October, 2017 to discuss the
    ASSESMENT REPORT AND ON THE DRAFT COFFEE (GENERAL)                         draft Coffee (General Regulations), 2017 and comments received to be
                    REGULATIONS, 2017                                          held at Agriculture and Food Authority Offices (AFA), Tea House,
    The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and              Naivasha Road, off Ngong Road, Nairobi starting at 9.00 a.m.
Fisheries is in the process of promulgating Coffee (General)                      Send your written commentsto either:
Regulations, 2017, as provided under section 40 of the Crops Act.                 The Principal Secretary, State Department of Agriculture, Ministry
    The Act requires consultation with the county governments and the          of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Kilimo House, Cathedral
public/other stakeholders to give their comments prior to enactment            Road, Box 30028, Nairobi;
and implementation of regulations.                                                or by e-mail: psagriculture@kilimo.go.ke
    In compliance with the provisions of the Crops Act and the                    The Director-General, Agriculture and Food Authority, Tea House,
Statutory Instruments Act (No. 23 of 2013), the Ministry announcesto           Naivasha Road, off Ngong Road, P.O. Box 37962-00100, Nairobi;
the public the availability of draft Coffee (General) Regulations, 2017
and draft Regulatory Impact Statement.                                            or by e-mail: info@agricultureauthority.go.ke

    The main objective of the draft Coffee (General) Regulations, 2017            Dated the 2nd October, 2017.
is to provide for the regulation, promotion and development of the                                                                 WILLY BETT,
Coffee Industry in Kenya.                                                                  Cabinet Secretaryfor Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

    The Regulatory Impact Statementcontains detailed information on
the Coffee (General) Regulations, 2017. The draft Regulatory Impact            GAZETTE NOTICE NO. 9974
Statementwill also be subjected to independent expert review as to its
                                                                                              THE COUNTY GOVERNMENTS ACT
                                                                                                           (No. 7 of 2012)
    The Constitution, Crops Act and the Statutory Instruments Act
provide that the public participates in the decision-making process                          THE COUNTY ASSEMBLYOF ISIOLO
through submission of comments to the Ministry. It is in this spirit that                                 SPECIAL SITTING
we request the public to participate by submitting their comments to
                                                                                  PURSUANTto the provisions of Standing Order 27 (4) of the
the Ministry through the provided address. The Ministry thereafter,
                                                                               County Assembly of Isiolo Standing Orders, the Speaker of the
will draft the final Coffee (General) Regulations, 2017 based on
                                                                               County Assembly of Isiolo gives notice to Members of the County
adequacy, socio-economic considerations and comments received by
                                                                               Assembly and general public that a special sitting of the County
the public.
                                                                               Assembly of Isiolo as follows:
    After all considerations and following approval of Parliament, the
                                                                                  Friday, 6th October, 2017 Afternoon Session at 4.30 p.m. at the
Ministry shall publish the draft Coffee (General) Regulations, 2017
                                                                               County Assembly Chambers.
whichshall apply to all aspects of the Coffee Industry.
                                                                                   The business before the County Assembly on the specialsitting is
    All interested persons should submit written comments on the draft
                                                                               to consider the Report of Committee on Appointment.
Coffee (General) Regulations, 2017 and the draft Regulatory Impact
Statement using the prescribed public comments form within fourteen               Dated the 5th October, 2017.
(14) days from the date of publication of this Gazette Notice.                                                       HUSSEIN HALAKE ROBA,
                                                                                                                     Speaker to the County Assembly.
   The draft Coffee (General) Regulations, 2017 and the draft
Regulatory Impact Statement as well as public comments form can be

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