Open Knowledge

Legislation 90% open


What data is expected?

This data category requires all national laws and statutes available to be available online, although it is not a requirement that information on legislative behaviour e.g. voting records is available. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Content of the law / status
  • If applicable, all relevant amendments to the law
  • Date of last amendments
  • Data should be updated at least on quarterly

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? Yes(Here)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (XML, PDF, Word)
  •   Available in bulk? Unsure
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Laws of Kenya published by National Council for Law Reporting)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The primary format is XML. Acts and other pieces of legislation can be downloaded for free in different formats including PDF and DOC. Another viable and good source is the Kenya Parliament website: in pdf formats too. [According to Ahmed Maawy - No changes from 2013]

Kenya Gazettes from as far back as 2006 are also available in PDF format. Upon request, Code for Africa was able to obtain Kenya Gazettes from as far back as 1896. All of them live on the sourceAfrica platform ( currently.

Reviewer comments

submission complete



  • Bruce Hoo Fung


  • Serah Rono