1. These By-laws may be cited as the Town council of Taveta (Control of Barter Market) by –laws 2008
2. In these By-laws, unless the context otherwise requires:-
“Council” means the Town Council of Taveta.
“Town Clerk” means the person for the time being holding the office of the clerk to town council of Taveta and nay other person authorized in writing by him for the purpose of these By-laws.
“Authority” means the Clerk of the Town Council of Taveta and any other person authorized in writing by him for the purposes of these By-laws.
“Police Officer” includes Administration police officer, Kenya Police Officer or Council enforcement official.
“Livestock” means bull, cows, heifers, calves, steers, oxen, sheep, or goat.
“Poultry” means fowls, ducks, geese, turkeys and guineas fowls.
“Cart” means a wheeled carriage of goods propelled by human or animal energy.
“Vehicle” includes any moor vehicle, motor cycle, tractor, wagon, Cart or ordeal cycle.
“Collector” means any person authorized in writing by the clerk of the council to collect fees under these By-laws.
“Inspector” means Health Official
“Market Master” means a person(s) appointed by authority in writing to supervise barter markets.
“Permit” may be referred to as license fee, or charge and includes council receipt issued for a particular purpose and period.
“Fees and Charges” shall be those latest gazetted at any point of time by the council or the approved single business permit fees schedule.
Hours and Days of opening
3. Barter market shall be open on such days and during such hours as the council shall determine for the sale of:-
(a) Perishable food stuffs.
(b) Livestock or poultry
(c) Earthenware, basket ware, woodwork or other products approved by the council
(d) Such other goods as may be authorized by the council.
4. Any person who does any of the following shall be guilty of an offence under these By-laws:-
(a) Sells any of the goods, livestock or poultry outside the barter market or,
(b) Enters or leaves the barter market other than through the established gate or gates; or
(c) Remains in the barter markets during the hours it I closed or
(d) Sells any goods in the barter market on an non-market day, or
(e) Allows livestock to enter or remain in the Barter market, save livestock for sale, or
(f) Damages, defaces, misuses, or interferes with any equipment, fittings, furniture or fixtures provided therein, or
(g) Commits any nuisance or any assault or uses any abusive language or
(h) Causes any disturbance or does any offensive, obscene, injuries or unbecoming language; or
(i) Allows any motor vehicle to remain in a barter market save when loading or unloading; or
(j) Fails or refuses to comply with lawful instruction, directions, or orders given by the market masters; or
(k) Fails to pay barter market fees as may be determined by the council as per its latest gazetted fees and charges list. Commits an offence under these By-laws.
5. Any person who obstructs any council official on his/her official duties shall be guilty of an offence.