Kenya

Find details about Kenya's beneficial ownership transparency reforms

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Records last updated: 19 February 2024

Contact person: Favour Ime

Current ongoing work

We are providing key stakeholders with expert capacity-building and technical assistance to drive the use of beneficial ownership (BO) data in Kenya. We are targeting the key areas of procurement, taxation and making improvements to BO disclosures, as identified in Kenya’s recent FATF mutual evaluation report and also mentioned in other relevant government commitments. The key stakeholders we are engaging with are the Business Registry Service, Kenya Revenue Authority, Public Procurement Regulatory Authority, Department of Public Procurement, Central Bank of Kenya and Financial Reporting Centre.

Committed to one or more

  • Live register
    Following the launch of one or more beneficial ownership registers, a country is labelled as Live register.

Implemented one or more

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Implementation details

Business Registration Service (BRS)

Name
Business Registration Service (BRS)
Scope
Full-economy
Register launched
2020
Threshold used to determine beneficial ownership
10%
Structured data publicly available
No
Published as BODS
No
Available via API
No

Commitment details

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  • Kenya has made a commitment to beneficial ownership transparency as part of the Beneficial Ownership Leadership Group.
  • At the 2016 UK Anti-Corruption Summit, Kenya made a commitment to beneficial ownership disclosure. [12 May 2016] link to commitment
  • Kenya has legally committed to publishing beneficial ownership data for entities awarded public procurement tenders via the passage of the Companies (Beneficial Ownership Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2022. [24 January 2022] link to commitment
  • Kenya included a commitment to create a public beneficial ownership register and publish data in line with the Beneficial Ownership Data Standard as part of its 2020-2022 Open Government Partnership National Action Plan [01 March 2021] link to commitment
  • Kenya included a commitment to create a public register of beneficial ownership information in its 2018-2020 Open Government Partnership National Action Plan [10 December 2018] link to commitment
  • Kenya included a commitment to create a public register of beneficial ownership in its 2016-2018 Open Government Partnership National Action Plan [01 July 2016] link to commitment