The Legal Unit has been established under the Office of the Principal to handle all Legal Matters pertaining to litigation, commercial, conveyance, contracts and memoranda of understanding/agreement from time to time as the University College may deem fit. This is in line with the government directive to public entities regarding handling of legal matters.
The Unit in its mandate is guided by relevant statutory provisions including:
1) The Constitution of Kenya, 2010
2) The Universities Act No 42, 2012 (Revised 2016)
3) The Legal Notice No.145 of 27th July 2017
4) The BUC Master Plan 2018 to 2068
5) Mwongozo Code of Governance
6) The Advocates Act CAP16 (Revised Edition (1989))
7) The Advocates Remuneration Order (Amendment) Order 2014)
8) The Employment Act CAP 226 (Rev. 2010)
9) Public Procurement and Asset Disposals Act, 2015
10) Civil Procedure Act CAP. 21 (Revised 2012(2010))
11) The Industrial Property Act No.3 of 2001
12) Tax Procedures Act No. 29 of 2010
13) The Land Act No.6 of 2012
14) Government Circulars to Institutions
15) Internal Policies and Circulars
The University College had so been working with outsourced legal services during the last Commission of Universities Technical Inspection. The Legal Unit has been on boarded and is currently under the transition phase to attend to all the previous, ongoing and future legal related matters.
The Legal Unit has a mandate to:
1) Act as an Advisory Unit to the University College on legal related matters.
2) Litigate and resort to Alternative Dispute Resolution on matters/disputes pertaining the University College.
3) Handle matters of corporate governance, contractual, Agreements with internal and external persons and conveyance with regards to the University College.
4) Carry out Legal Practice Management under the Legal Unit of Bomet University College.