company registration in Kenya

To register a company in Kenya, you shall require the following information and documents.


Five Proposed company names, this name will be provided in order during the company registration process.

Objectives of the Company, The nature of Business / activities the company shall
undertake, this activity should be legal activity

Names of the shareholders in Full

Names of the Directors in full if different from the shareholders

Postal addresses, Email address and Telephone Number of the shareholders and Directors.

Number of shares to be held by each shareholder

Proposed Physical address of the company. The Physical Address includes road, plot number, name of the house, town and county.

Copy of ID / Passport alien card of the Shareholders / Directors

Passport photos of the Shareholders / Directors.

Copy of kra tax PIN certificate of the Shareholders / Directors

E-citizen account for the directors

The application is made through the e-citizen portal account .after completing the application the following forms are generated.
– Form CR1 – Application for registration of a Limited company, Unlimited company or a company limited by guarantee.
– Form CR2 – Model memorandum for a company with a share capital.
– Form CR8 – Notice of Residential address of the Directors.
– Statement of nominal capital – Declaration of Nominal Capital of the company.

These forms are signed by the directors then scanned and attached on the application that you have made through the e- citizen portal.

After attaching the forms, you pay for the company registration through your mobile phone.

You wait for your certificate within 48 working hours and download your certificate of incorporation.

Only companies with a Nominal capital of over Kshs 500,000 are required to have a Certified company Secretary.

The Statement of Nominal capital is exempted from stamp duty under the new company regulations



Contact us on 0746522216 or email oclbusinessassociates@gmail.com for help on private company registration, public company registration, foreign company registration, business name registration, share transfer, directors’ resignation and director’s appointment.