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Legal Audit & Compliance

An entity operates under various legislations or codes that have been passed internally or externally through different well-established bodies entrusted with such a mandate. These laws cut across various business operations that, in certain instances, are likely to be overlooked by the entity’s administration. The ignoring of the applicable laws results in multiple limitations in […]

Foreign Investors in Kenya

The Republic of Kenya has legislations that address the interests of Foreign Investors, (click link for comprehensive information) and that is through general Acts of Parliament, Gazette Notices or through Treaties between Governments. In this issue, we will address several factors that fall under Foreign Investment. Registration of Foreign Companies – Foreign Investors The basic […]

Foreigners as Shareholders in Kenya – Ong’anya Ombo Advocates

Introduction The Companies Act No. 17 of 2015 (the “Companies Act”) had introduced a new requirement that a foreigner who intends to register a company in Kenya, should give at least 30% of the shares to a citizen of the Republic of Kenya. After extensive deliberations on the impact of the provision towards Foreign Direct […]