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Why Company Name

Ever thought of starting a business in Kenya. Well, one of the crucial things that you must begin in the registration process is to reserve a Company Name. This will prevent another entrepreneur from taking the company name you want or the name you trade under.

Company name reservation is useful if:

  • You are thinking of starting your own business in the future
  • You do not want to lose your proposed company name to someone else
  • You are trading under a business name as a sole trader or partnership
  • You need a non-trading or dormant company but would like to secure your name.

Who Can Secure

Anyone can secure the company name on your behalf but during the registration process of the company, the owner will be required to fill & sign the documents.

How You Can Start?

You will be required to write a letter to Company Registry to request for name search for the availability of your company names that you will suggest.

As usual, Fenesi has made this process easy by providing you with a free template in which you can download and customize it for the name search request to the Company Registry, near Sheria House in Harambee Avenue.

Download Business Name Search Letter Template – Microsoft Word – 22KB

 What You Need To Know:

Location: Company Registry, Near Sheria House.
Cost: Ksh. 100 per name
Duration: 1 working day (Subject to Company Registry workload and working hours)

Recommended: To All Entrepreneurs who are want to start registering their business.

PS: The company registry has request all entrepreneurs searching for company name should request it in an official letter structure. Don’t worry, Fenesi has got your back covered. We understand that an entrepreneur’s time is precious that why we have provided you a template that you can download for FREE to help you perform name search for your business.

Resources For Business Name Search:

What you’ll need to perform a business name search;

What’s next?

Well, after business name search has been performed, you can now select any of the below legal obligation to set up your business structure.


  1. search for the below name

  2. How do i search a business name online and how can i fill up all the forms and submit online? please advice.
    hit my address. thank you

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