PUBLIC ASSEMBLY ACT, 2015

1. Short title.

2. Interpretation.

3. Notice of public assembly or public procession.

4. Conditions and restriction on public assembly or public procession.

5. Written authorisation and designated area.

6. Cessation of a public assembly or public procession.

7. Unauthorised public assembly or public procession.

8. Delegation of powers.

9. Prohibited area.

10. Order or direction.

11. Individual liability.

12. Prohibition of offensive conduct to breach of peace at public assembly or procession.

13. Disorderly behavior at public assembly or procession.

14. Penalty.

15. Regulations.

16. Repeal of Act 4 of 2014.

SCHEDULE

 

15 of 2015.

[Date of commencement: 12th November 2015]

AN ACT to repeal and replace the Public Order Act, 2013, to make provision for the protection and promotion of the right to freedom of assembly, the preservation of public safety and order and to provide for connected matters.

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Public Assembly Act, 2015.

2. Interpretation.

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires­—

(a) “Commissioner” means the. Commissioner of Police;

(b) “Minister” means the Minister responsible for Home Affairs;

(c) “noisy instruments” includes loudspeakers, amplifiers and any other instruments that makes high”intensity sound;

(d) “public assembly” means any assembly consisting of 10 or more persons held or to be held in a public place, but does not include—

(i) an assembly of persons held exclusively for the purpose of business of any public or corporate body; or

(ii) an assembly of persons held exclusively for a religious purpose at the premises of a religious organisation;

(iii) an assembly of persons held exclusively for the purpose of a private activity;

(e) “public place” means any place in which the public has or is entitled or permitted to have access; whether on payment or otherwise;

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