5.1 Employer registration

Kenya | Commentary

5.1 Employer registration

Kenya | Commentary

5.     How to register an employer/employee

5.1     Employer registration

The Registrar of Companies is responsible for business registrations in Kenya, issuing:


    •     compliance certificates for foreign companies


    •     incorporation certificates for local companies


    •     registration certificates for unincorporated businesses

These certificates are required for many subsequent registration for payroll compliance. Details on how to incorporate a local company or register a foreign company are available online at the business registration service.

All local companies must have at least 30% Kenyan ownership, but a foreign company can have a Kenyan branch or representative office (see double taxation at 6.2).


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