• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

Engineers board prohibit use of ‘Engineer’ title by unregistered, unlicensed persons

By

Dec 10, 2022
[contact-form-7 id="3805" title="Contact form 1"]

The Engineers Board of Kenya has prohibited the use of the term ‘Engineer’ by unregistered or unlicensed persons.

According to a statement by the Board’s Chief Executive Officer Engineer Margaret Ogal, the use of the term aforementioned by non-registered people is illegal.

While taking issue with the frequent use of the title, Ogal warned that using the title when one is unlicensed is punishable by law.

She added that willfully and falsely using the title ‘engineer’ to describe one’s occupation or displays on cards or boards to imply that one is an engineer will also attract legal measures.

PAY ATTENTION: Email your news TIPS to citizensreportke@gmail.com or WhatsApp +254701490148.
ALSO READ  Nabisaru on target as Uganda Christian beat Kampala to lift Eastern Africa varsity games in Ndejje

“The Engineers Act 2011 prohibits the use of the term “engineer” by unregistered or unlicensed persons. It states in Section 47 (2) that a person who is not registered or licensed under this Act commits an offence,” Ogal stated.

“This communication, therefore, serves to bring the above breach of the law to the attention of such persons and the public and direct such persons to cease from impersonating such therefore misleading the public,” Ogal added.

ALSO READ  Major Political Test Of Unity In Azimio As Raila Odinga's Mass Call Splits Azimio Coalition

Further, she noted that the board has a list of registered engineers published on their database for reference purposes. They equally advised members of the public to always confirm with the list on their site to avoid being duped.

“The public is informed that a list of registered engineers is annually published in the Kenyan Gazette and can also be accessible from our website www.ebk.go.ke,” the statement added.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

[contact-form-7 id="3805" title="Contact form 1"]
Text Us
Generated by Feedzy