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New Body to Handle Business Registration in Kenya

New Body to Handle Business Registration in Kenya

The office of the Attorney General has formed a new body that will be tasked with the registration of businesses in Kenya.

Attorney-General Githu Muigai published a list of directors to run the Business Registration Service Board on Monday stripping the State Law Office of the powers to register companies.

Ms Carol Musyoka has been appointed to head the board and will work with Michael Mugasa, Shallah Sheikh, Irene Wamakau and Ben Gaithuma as directors for three years.

The Attorney-General was mandated by the Business Registration Service Act, which removes the function of business registration from The State Law office, that is set to take effect.

The act was signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2015 alongside six new legislations set to transform Kenya’s business landscape and thrust the country’s competitiveness.

Entrepreneurs should now expect a fastracked business registration process. Low foreign investment has previously been blamed on the State Law Office’s slow process that was marred by constant delays.

Services such as incorporation of companies, registration of business names and partnerships will be devolved to promote local business ideas/legal entities, cut the costs of registration and operations which are currently being offered in Nairobi only.

For better service delivery, the independent body expects to have an office in Nairobi as well branches across the country.

How to Register a Business Online in Kenya

Register a business online in kenya

With the following online business consultation websites, the hassle of registering businesses and companies in Kenya is easy and flawless.

From filling in the forms to attaining KRA VAT and Pin, the services you get from these businesses will hasten and full proof the process of getting started with a business in Kenya.

Dealpoa.com

Deal Poa is probably one of the most forthwith online registration website supported by valuable content on various aspects of registering and running a business in Kenya. For the registration of a company, this will cost you between Ksh.20000 and Ksh. 35000 depending on your prefered package.

More of their services include, Business Name, Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited Company, KRA PIN & VAT, Tax Compliance Certificate and AGPO Tender Certificate.

Inc.co.ke (INCORPORATOR)

A brain child of Genius Executives, the company that popularized the renting of furnished and serviced office workstations, INCORPORATOR provides individuals and business owners the tools required to quickly and easily comply with government procedures and regulations.

This includes investments certificates from the Kenya Investment Authority to fast track business project implementation.

Biz Brokers Kenya

Biz Brokers Kenya like other online Business Consultation firms will help you get your ideas off the ground by helping set up a business or company. Based on their support and compliance services, they will also likely walk with your company through its life.

formAKenyanCompany.com

Led by a team of business consultants, formAKenyanCompany will help you all way in registering a business in Kenya. One of their unique product offerings includes Trademark Registration for KES. 35,000 with a validity of 10 years.

Also recently, Kenya’s leading mobile telecom Safaricom signed a US$175,000 deal with the Kenya State Law office to develop a tool that would allow applicants to use their mobile phones for registry. It will be interesting to see what the developments of this project will be in the coming months.