Ageof Majority Act Cap 33 - as Plain Text by MWakili

LAWS OF KENYA AGE OF MAJORITY ACT CHAPTER 33 Revised Edition 2012 [1977] Published by the National Council for Law Reporting with the Authority of the Attorney-General www.kenyalaw.org [Rev.

2012] CAP.


Short title.


Age of majority.


[Spent.] 4.



Interpretation of and application to other laws.

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33 Age of Majority CHAPTER 33 AGE OF MAJORITY ACT [Date of Assent: 3rd April, 1974.] [Date of Commencement: 5th April, 1974.] An Act of Parliament to repeal and replace the Age of Majority Act by providing a general age of majority, and for matters incidental thereto and connected therewith [Act No.

1 of 1974.] 1.

Short title This Act may be cited as the Age of Majority Act, 1974.


Age of majority A person shall be of full age and cease to be under any disability by reason of age on attaining the age of eighteen years.


[Spent.] 4.

Savings (1) The provisions of this Act shall not affect the capacity of any person who, before the date of commencement of this Act, has attained majority under the law applicable to him.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, where by any instrument or by the order of any court a guardian has been appointed for any person until that person attains the age of twenty-one years, such appointment shall, unless otherwise ordered, continue until that person has attained the age of eighteen years or until the date of commencement of this Act, whichever is the later.


Interpretation of and application to other laws (1) Where, under the provisions of any written law in force at the date of commencement of this Act, other than the Kenya Citizenship Act (Cap.

170), the expression minor, infant or full age is used to refer to any different age, such expression shall be read and construed as a reference to the age of eighteen years.

(2) For the purpose of this Act and any other written law, in computing the age of any person the day on which he was born shall be included as a whole day and he shall be deemed not to have attained such age as may be specified until the beginning of the relevant anniversary of the day of his birth.

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