This Act may be cited as the Guarantee (High Commission Railways and Harbours Loans) (No. 2) Act.
In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires—
“final judgment, decree, rule or order” means in case of appeal the final judgment, decree, rule or order of the ultimate court hearing the appeal;
“High Commission (Railways and Harbours Loans) securities” means all securities created or issued by the High Commission on behalf of the Administration for the purpose of raising the loans of three and a half million, and thirty-two million, seven hundred and fifty thousand, pounds sterling or the equivalent in pounds sterling and other currencies respectively authorized by the Act of 1951 and the Act of 1952, to which securities for the time being the Colonial Stock Acts, 1877 to 1948, (No. 12 and 13 Geo, 6, C.1.) of the United Kingdom apply, and which are for the time being registered in the United Kingdom in accordance with the provisions of those Acts;
“Mutual Security Agency” means the Agency of the United States Government set up to carry out the programme of military, economic and technical assistance authorized by the Mutual Security Act, 1951, of the United States of America, as amended;
“the Treasury” means the Commissioners for the time being of Her Majesty’s Treasury in the United Kingdom.
Guarantee of loans
(1) The payment of the principal moneys authorized to be raised by the High Commission under the authority of the Act of 1951 and the Act of 1952 respectively, and any interest and other charges thereon, is, to the extent to which such principal moneys and interest and other charges are not paid out of the Railways and Harbours Fund maintained for the Administration under the provisions of section 22 of the East African Railways and Harbours Administration Act (Cap. 3 (1951)) of the High Commission, hereby guaranteed out of the general revenues and funds of Kenya:
Provided that the aggregate amount of principal moneys guaranteed under this Act shall not exceed thirty-seven and a half million pounds sterling.
(2) Without prejudice to the guarantee created by subsection (1) of this section, there is hereby guaranteed out out of the general revenues and funds of Kenya the repayment to the Treasury of any sums due to be repaid to the Treasury under section 7 of the Act of 1951 or under section 8 of the Act of 1952 and the repayment under section 9 of the Act of 1952 to the Government of the United Kingdom of any advances received by the High Commission from that Government out of credit provided by the Mutual Security Agency.
[Act No. 4 of 1955, s. 2.]
Sums charged on general revenues
Any sum required for fulfilling the guarantees created by this Act shall be charged upon and paid out of the general revenues and other funds of Kenya, and the Minister shall appropriate out of the general revenues and funds of Kenya and remit to the Crown Agents any such sum; and any sum received by the Minister by way of the repayment of any sum so paid shall form part of the general revenues of Kenya.
[Act No. 4 of 1955, s. 3, L.N 374/1964, Sch.]
Provision for payment of money due to stockholder
(1) Whenever by the final judgment, decree, rule or order of any court of competent jurisdiction in the United Kingdom any sum of money is adjudged or declared to be payable in respect of any of the High Commission (Railways and Harbours Loans) securities, then that sum, if not forthwith paid by the High Commission, shall be paid by the Minister out of the funds of Kenya in the hands of the Crown Agents without other or further appropriation than this Act.
(2) Whenever any sum of money is required to be paid to the Treasury under section 7 of the Act of 1951 or under section 8 of the Act of 1952, or to the Government of the United Kingdom under section 9 of the Act of 1952, then that sum, if not forthwith paid by the High Commission shall be paid by the Minister out of the funds of Kenya in the hands of the Crown Agents without other or further appropriation than this Act.
(3) If the sum remitted to the Crown Agents under section 4 of this Act is insufficient for the payment of any sum adjudged or declared to be payable under subsection (1) of this section or of any sum required to be repaid to the Treasury or the Government of the United Kingdom as aforesaid, any balance required to meet such deficit shall be charged upon and paid out of the general revenues and funds of Kenya, and the Minster shall forthwith appropriate out of such general revenues and funds and shall remit to the Crown Agents a sum equal to the amount of the said balance; and the said sum shall be applied by the Crown Agents in the satisfaction of the amount due under any such final judgment, decree, rule or order or the amount due to the Treasury or the Government of the United Kingdom, as the case may be, as aforesaid.
[L.N 374/1964, Sch.]
Certificate by Crown Agents
In order to enable every payment due to be made by the Crown Agents under this Act to be duly made, a certificate under the hand of the Crown Agents, specifying the sums so paid under a judgment, decree, rule or order of any court or to the Treasury or to the Government of the United Kingdom, as the case may be, shall be sufficient authority to the Controller and Auditor-General, or other officer having the auditing of the accounts of the Crown Agents, for passing such sum without further appropriation.
Deleted by L.N. 374/1964, Sch.