To be able to register a public limited liability company in Kenya, you first must open an E-Citizen account as registration can only be done by a director, lawyer, or Company Secretary:

  1. Name search: The applicant shall be required to search the desired name at the Registrar of Companies which must have the word Public Liability Company or PLC. The Registrar will issue the applicant with a letter confirming that the name is available for registration.
  2. Preparation of the Memorandum and Articles of Association: The applicant will be required to engage a professional lawyer/company secretary to draft the Memorandum of Articles which will set out the objects of the company and the internal constitution of the company. The company can also adopt the Articles of Association prescribed under the Companies Act.

Documents required for incorporation of a public company in Kenya:

  1. CR 1- Statement of Company Registration
  2. CR 2- Memorandum of Association
  3. CR 8- Notice of registered office
  4. CR 10- Appointment of Company Secretary
  5. CR 12- Statement of Nominal Capital

Requirements for Shareholders/Directors:

  1. Copy of ID/ Passport
  2. Digital passport photos
  3. Copy of PIN certificate

We will need these details when registering your company:

  1. Propose 3 names for name search and reservation, in order of preference
  2. Objectives of the company – business activities the company will undertake
  3. Shareholders’ details – full names, occupation, addresses, proof of Identity documents, etc
  4. Directors’ details – full names, occupation, addresses, proof of Identity documents, photos, etc
  5. Number of shares to be held by each Shareholder
  6. Statement of Nominal Capital
  7. The physical address of the company
  8. Correctly completed Company registration form
  9. Memorandum of association
  10. Articles of association
  11. Notification of each Director’s residential address

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