1.   Short title


   2.   Interpretation


   3.   Application of Act


   4.   Qualification for pension


   5.   Payment of reduced pension


   6.   When pension not payable


   7.   Computation of pension on retirement or resignation


   8.   Removal from office under section 97 of the Constitution


   9.   Payment of gratuity where judge dies while in judicial service


   10.   Pension payable to surviving spouse


   11.   Payment of gratuity in lieu of pension


   12.   Service after retirement


   13.   Payment of lump sum of money on retirement


   14.   Pension or gratuity not liable for attachment


   15.   Taxation


   16.   Medical aid


   17.   Pension chargeable on Consolidated Fund


   18.   Power to make regulations


   19.   Transitional provisions



Act 13, 2007.

An Act to make provision for pensions for judges of the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the Industrial Court and for matters connected therewith.

[Date of Commencement: 12th October, 2007]


1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Judges' Pensions Act.


2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "age of retirement" means the age prescribed as the age of retirement of a judge by the Constitution or enactment under which he or she is or was appointed;

   "dependent children" includes step children;

   "full pension" has the meaning assigned to it under section 7;

   "judge" means-


   (a)   the President and any judge of the Court of Appeal;


   (b)   the Chief Justice and any judge of the High Court;


   (c)   the President or any judge of the Industrial Court; or


   (d)   such person as the President may by order declare to be included in the definition of a judge for the purposes of this Act;

   "judicial service" means service as-


   (a)   President or judge of the Court of Appeal;


   (b)   Chief Justice or judge of the High Court;


   (c)   President or judge of the Industrial Court;


   (d)   person holding a post created by an enactment designated as judicial service;

   "resigns" means to cease to be a judge otherwise than by retirement or death;

   "retires" means to cease to be a judge by reason of having attained the age of retirement;

   "salary" means the salary for the time being payable to a serving judge.

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