Change of Company Name

The company management may be desirous to change the name of the company for various reasons. Such reasons include mergers & Acquisitions, change of ownership, on consolidation of various companies into one, making a name shorter for marketing and many other reasons.

The Registrar of Companies may also compulsorily require change of name in case the company was inadvertently registered by a name which, in the opinion of the registrar, is too like the name by which a company in existence is previously registered.

The following steps are taken to effect change of company name:

  1. The Directors would recommend change of name to the shareholders’ at an extra-ordinary General Meeting or General Meeting.
  2. A normal name search is done and reservation of the ‘new’ company name. This is done within a day.
  3. Upon shareholders resolution with special majority, a special resolution (i.e by not less ¾ of the members entitled to vote) together with Notice shall be filed with the Registrar of Companies for approval within 14 days.
  4. Upon receipt of the notice, the registrar shall:-
  5. Enter the name on the register in place of the former.
  6. Issue to the company a certificate of change of name.
  7. Publish the change of name in the Kenya Gazette

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