Any person who holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering or their equivalents, or higher, from a recognized University and against whose professional conduct no charge can be sustained at an ADC shall have the right of admission to the Union through any of the Branches of the Union upon payment of the Entrance Fees as provided in the Rules of the Union together with other levies that may be stipulated by the particular Branch which the Engineer desires to join.
If, in the opinion of any Branch, the applicant’s professional conduct makes it desirable that his/her name should not be on the Roll of members, the matter shall be referred to the National Executive Council(by the Branch Secretary of the particular branch) for inquiry by the Professional Standards Council of the Union. Any decisions made by NEC on the basis of such an inquiry can be appealed against at an ADC
Any Engineer having been declared by the National Executive Council to be ineligible shall remain ineligible until such time as the National Executive Council may decide to admit his/her membership. Any Engineer having been declared ineligible in this manner shall have the right of appeal to the ADC through any branch of the Union.
Upon admission, (by the National Executive Council) the Engineer’s full name shall be written (entered) in the Union’s Nominal Roll and when possible the name or management of engineering institution to which the member is assigned. The member shall be provided with a Membership Card bearing his/her name in full, address and such further particulars that may be necessary to afford easy identification of the member.
Every application for Membership (to the branch secretary of the local branch) shall be accompanied by a Remittance of Kenya Shillings one thousand (Kshs.1000/=) as registration fee and payable to the Treasurer. No person shall be admitted to the Union or any of its branches, unless he/she has previously agreed to abide by the Rules of the Union. In addition to Registration Fee, every member shall pay the monthly Subscription (as determined by the NEC and ratified by the ADC) and any other levies that may be decided upon by the National Executive Council and ratified by the Annual Delegates Conference.
(a) The Union Subscription Fee shall be collected from every member of the union at a fixed rate of three hundred and fifty shillings per month.
- The Subscription Fee shall, in as far as possible, be collected through the Check-Off-System OR as the NEC shall stipulate from time to time
- The National Treasurer shall pay to the Branch Treasurer a percentum to be decided upon by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the union the total monthly subscriptions collected from the
- If at any time the National Executive Council is of the opinion that the allocation of the subscriptions should be revised, they have the power to make the necessary
- The KNUE shall operate on a closed shop
Any member of a Branch of the Union who is transferred from one County to another, shall on payment of all dues, be entitled to a “Deem it” which shall make him/her eligible for enrolment in the Branch of his/her new area without the necessity of paying the registration fee or the annual subscription again.
Every member shall be at liberty to withdraw his/her membership from the union by writing to the employer in which case the party withdrawing will cease to be entitled to enjoy any benefits or privilege from the union.
It shall be lawful for the National Executive Council to discipline any member of the Union in any way it may deem necessary either by censure, fine, suspension, expulsion; and any member expelled forfeits all rights. However, any member so disciplined shall have right of appeal to the ADC whose decision on the matter will be final.
Any member dissatisfied with the decision of his/her Branch can appeal to the National Executive Council within two months. Any member desirous of appealing shall give notice thereof to the Branch concerned before forwarding the appeal to the Secretary General, who shall place the appeal on the agenda for the National Executive Council meeting. The National Executive Council may suspend the operation of any decision of a Branch pending the hearing of such an appeal, should application be made to them for that purpose.
(a) Any Union member who, in the opinion of the National Executive Council, shall have injured or attempted to injure the Union or to work contrary to the interests of the Union or its members, or attempted to break off or dissolve the Union other than as allowed be these Rules, or otherwise brought the Union to discredit, or refused to comply with the order or decision of any Committee having jurisdiction over the said member under these Rules, or requested or taken work from the employers at any place where a professional dispute exists between such employers and the Union or any Branch of the Union, or obtained or attempted to obtain any of the benefits of the Union by means of misrepresentation, or knowingly participated in or been party to any fraud perpetrated on the Union such as misappropriation of its funds or the funds of any Branch thereof, or acted contrary to any orders or the directives of the National Executive Council rendering his/her conduct inconsistent with the duties of a member of the Union, may be expelled by the National Executive Council of the Union and he/she shall thereupon cease to be a member, but can appeal to the Annual Delegates Conference.
- Any member of the Union who has been convicted of any crime involving fraud or dishonesty shall not be an officer of the Union at both National and Branch
Any member of this Union who resigns under “Section 8” of this Article may be readmitted on application to the National Executive Council.
Any student, on being accepted for entrance to an Engineering Training Institution, shall be eligible for membership of the local Branch of the Union in the Area of the authority under which she/he is an Engineer or a student, as an ASSOCIATE MEMBER.
Associate members may be obliged to pay a nominal registration fee as determined by the NEC but shall have no voting rights.
Honorary membership: Honorary membership may be conferred on any person who, in the opinion of the Annual Delegates’ Conference has rendered outstanding service on the cause of the Union. Such Honorary membership shall not have any voting right on any matter, nor shall be eligible to hold any office in the Union. Any member may propose in writing through the BEC to the NEC one person for consideration for Honorary Membership of the Union. Provided that an Honorary Member shall not be eligible to propose any name for such consideration. Honorary Membership may be conferred only with the majority approval of the Annual Delegates Conference.
Members of this Union shall be at liberty to join other organizations, so long as the rules and regulations of such other organizations are not contrary to the Rules and Regulations of the Union.