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   1.   Interpretation.

   2.   Establishment of the council.

   3.   Functions of the council.

   4.   Composition of the council.

   5.   Meetings of the council.

   6.   District security and intelligence committees.

   7.   Secretariat and secretary to the council.

   8.   Subcounty intelligence committees.

   9.   Observance of human rights by council, etc.

   10.   Regulations.

   11.   Oaths and obligations of council members and secretariat.


Commencement: 23 June, 2000.

   An Act to establish in accordance with article 219 of the Constitution a National Security Council as an advisory body to the President on all matters relating to national security and other matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "council" means the National Security Council;

   (b)   "joint intelligence committee" means a technical committee appointed by the President and composed of the various security experts from security agencies.

2.   Establishment of the council.

   There is established a council to be known as the National Security Council.

3.   Functions of the council.

   (1) The functions of the council shall be—

   (a)   to inform and advise the President on matters relating to national security;

   (b)   to coordinate and advise on policy matters relating to intelligence and security;

   (c)   to review national security needs and goals;

   (d)   to brief the Cabinet regularly on matters relating to national security;

   (e)   to receive and act on reports from the joint intelligence committee;

   (f)   to carry out any other function as Parliament may assign to the council.

   (2) The council may appoint such technical committees as it considers necessary to guide it in the performance of its functions under subsection (1).

   (3) For the avoidance of any doubt, the functions of the council under subsection (1) shall be performed without prejud

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