President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday signed into law the Engineering Technology Bill, 2016.The Act provides for the regulation, practice and standards of engineering technologists and technicians.
The new law outlines the requirements to be fulfilled when applying for a practicing license and requires engineering technologists and technicians to obtain it before they can practice.
Through the Act, an Engineering Technologists and Technicians Registration Board will be established to, among other things, issue licenses.
The Board will have power to enter and inspect sites where construction, installation, erection, alteration, renovation, maintenance, processing or manufacturing works are in progress to verify that engineering professional services and works are undertaken by registered persons under the Act.
The Board will also ensure standards and professional ethics and relevant health and safety aspects are observed.