Doing Business in Kenya
Doing business in Kenya requires consideration of and compliance with various local laws. Our publication "Doing Business in Kenya" covers many of the applicable local laws spanning from business set up to licensing, tax, labour laws, capital markets and dispute resolution. Below are summaries of the various chapters that the book covers.
- Chapter Summary – Export and Import
- Chapter Summary– Investments Incentives
- Chapter Summary – Court System and Arbitration
- Chapter Summary: Dissolution of Companies
- Chapter Summary: E-Commerce
- Chapter Summary– Politics and Economic Information
- Chapter Summary - Competition Law and Consumer Welfare
- Chapter Summary - Banking
- Chapter Summary - Mergers and Acquisitions
- Chapter Summary - Companies
Chapter Summary – Export and Import
EXPORT LICENSING IN KENYA In a bid to streamline export procedure in Kenya, the Licensing Laws (Repeals and Amendment) Act 2006 was enacted. The Act abolished previous licenses requirements e.g. general export licenses that were found to discourage business in Kenya. Notably, the government still...
Chapter Summary– Investments Incentives
Kenya offers several investment incentives to investors. Investors may apply for the issuance of an Investment Certificate to the Kenya Investment Authority. To qualify for the certificate, a foreign investor must invest at least USD 100,000 in a venture beneficial to Kenya. A successful applicant need not...
Chapter Summary – Court System and Arbitration
The Constitution of Kenya gives two categories of courts. The first, the superior courts, consist of the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the Employment and Labour Relations court and the Environment and Land Court. The subordinate courts on the other hand consist of the...
Chapter Summary: Dissolution of Companies
Kenyan law recognizes two broad modes of dissolution of a company. These are liquidation, and striking off the register of companies at the Companies Registry. Liquidation Liquidation of a company may by the company’s shareholders (Members’ Voluntary Liquidation or MVL), the company’s creditors...