To start trading in Kenya, you need to register your company with Company Registry and then register with Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). With the introduction of the Company Act 2015, it only requires a minimum of 1 director. Company director must be 18 years old or over.
You will need to come up with company name suggestions that will require a name search to be carried out in order to check its availability for registration.
Company Registration Requirements
You will need to collect the following the requirements and have them ready so we can prepare your company document that you will need to sign before we submit them to Company Registry;
- Directors details – you will need to provide their full names, occupation, postal addresses, residential addresses, shares allocation among others.
- Company Details – company office location is required, if you don’t have one, you can use your home address. You will need to give the nature of your business (business activities), postal address (if you don’t have one, you can register one with Posta Kenya), company email address, phone number among others.
- Proof Identity Documents – each director/shareholder will require to provide copy of ID, passport photo and copy of KRA PIN Certificate.