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Starting Your Company In Kenya

Welcome to Fenesi guide to starting your very own business.

In this guide, I will help you with two core objectives;

  • Guide you through the process of setting up a company, and
  • Give you action steps to take to deliver real results to kick off your entrepreneurship journey

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Okay, are you ready to get started? Good, let’s begin…

Limited Company

Foreign Company

Getting Compliance & License [Coming Soon!]

  • Can I register for my company PIN once my company is registered?
  • How do I register for VAT?
  • Is it compulsory to have NHIF and NSSF for my company?
  • How do I get Tax Compliance Certificate?
  • How can I apply for AGPO Certificate?
  • When can I apply for a business permit and how much does it cost?
  • Does my company require a trading license?
  • Is a company seal compulsory in my business?
  • How do I comply with KEBS?
  • How do I obtain a license from NEMA?

Taxation [Coming Soon!]

  • Company PIN
  • Annual returns – Where do I start?
  • Tax returns
  • Corporate tax
  • VAT returns
  • PAYE
  • ETR machine

Legal Side of Company Registration [Coming Soon!]

  • Roles and Responsibility of a Director
  • Roles and responsibility of a company secretary
  • How much is stamp duty and when should I pay?
  • How do I add a director?
  • How do I remove a director?
  • How can I appoint an alternative director?
  • How can I remove an alternative director?

National Construction Authority (NCA)

Start Trading [Coming Soon!]

  • How do I open my business bank account?
  • How can I get a Lipa na Mpesa for my business?
  • Finding your first customer
  • Government tenders – what you need to know 

Tools & Resources

  • eCitizen.go.ke – you can perform your company name search
  • Businesslicense.or.ke – procedures on how to apply for your business permit and licenses
  • Agpo.go.ke – apply for certification to allow you to access government tenders. Only available to youth, women, and persons with disabilities.
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