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 - Capital Markets
- Chapter Summary - Insurance
- Chapter Summary – Privatization and Liberalization
- Chapter Summary – Export and Import
- Chapter Summary– Investments Incentives
- Chapter Summary – Court System and Arbitration
- Chapter Summary: Dissolution of Companies
- Chapter Summary: Fintech and E-Commerce
- Chapter Summary - Competition Law and Consumer Welfare
- Chapter Summary - Banking
- Chapter Summary - Mergers and Acquisitions
- Chapter Summary - Companies
Chapter Summary - Capital Markets
The capital markets industry is governed by the Capital Markets Act (and the regulations thereunder). The Act specifically establishes the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) which is responsible for regulation, promotion, and development of the capital markets in Kenya. CMA licenses investment banks,...
Chapter Summary - Insurance
The insurance industry in Kenya is governed by the Insurance Act, Cap 470 Laws of Kenya. The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) is the overall regulator of the industry whose main function is to supervise and control of insurance and reinsurance business in Kenya. The industry is also governed by...
Chapter Summary – Privatization and Liberalization
Privatization Privatization refers to transactions that result in a transfer of the assets of a public entity (other than to a public entity) including the shares in a state corporation but excluding sale of new shares or any balance sheet reorganization which leads to dilution of shares held by a...
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...