How do I register a private company in Kenya?

How do I register a private company in Kenya?


If you’re starting a business in Kenya, the first thing you need to do is register it as a private company. This means that you’ll need to comply with a range of legal and regulatory requirements, and that the company will be subject to various taxes and charges. You can register your company in Kenya using the Business Registration Online (BRS) service. This service is available to both local and international businesses, and it’ll help you to comply with all of the legal and regulatory requirements that are applicable to private companies in Kenya.
If you have a small business that requires a corporate structure, registered private companies in Kenya offer a cost-effective way to go corporate.
A person wishing to incorporate a company should lodge with the Registrar the following documents:
Application and reservation of name. The name search and reservation process can be done on the E-Citizen platform.
A duly filled Form CR 1 – which is an application form used for the registration of either a Limited company, Unlimited company or a company limited by guarantee.
Model memorandum for a company limited by shares (Form CR2) or model memorandum for a company limited by guarantee (Form CR3) or model memorandum for a company whose liability is unlimited (Form CR4)
Articles of Association are only attached if the company chooses to present its own articles instead of adopting those provided in the Regulations.
A copy of national I.D. card, KRA PIN certificate and recent colored passport photograph of each director and the company secretary (if any). NOTE: a company is only required to have a Company Secretary if its nominal capital exceeds Kshs. 500,000
Notification of directors’ residential address (Form CR8)
Copy of I.D card of person lodging documents.
Registration fees amounting to Kshs. 10,650.
Statement of nominal share capital form..
All this is done online at e citizen account portal

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