Name Central Bank of Kenya (CBK)
Contacts P.O Box 60000, Nairobi, City Square, 00200, Kenya
Tel: +(254-20) 226431/246000, Fax: + 254 - 020 - 216945/340192
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Details The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) whose objectives are laid down in the Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act of 1996, is charged with the formulation and implementation of monetary policy directed at achieving and maintaining stability in general level of prices. CBK also fosters the liquidity and proper functioning of a stable market based financial system. Additionally, CBK formulates and implements foreign exchange policy and holds and manages foreign exchange reserves; licences and supervises authorized dealers in the money market; promotes the smooth operation of payments, clearing and settlement systems; acts as a banker and adviser to, and as fiscal agent of the Government; and issues currency notes and coins. CBK publications include Monthly Economic Review, Central Bank of Kenya Quarterly Report, Central Bank of Kenya Annual Report, and Central Bank of Kenya Annual Report, and Central Bank of Kenya Economic Report.

 

Name Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA)
Contacts P. O Box 50563, Nairobi, City Square, 00200, Kenya
Tel: +(254-45) 26421/2-6 Fax: +(254-45)26427
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Details Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) manages the Export Processing Zones (EPZs) which came into existence in 1990. EPZ program provides an attractive investment opportunity for export oriented business ventures within the designated zones.
The program's objectives, which are also the criteria for project approval, are the increase in productive capital investment; generation of jobs; transfer of technology; development of forward and backward linkages; and diversification of export products and markets.
The scheme offers a range of attractive incentives to ensure lower cost of operations, faster set up, smoother operations, and higher profitability through the establishment of an effective One Stop Shop service at the EPZ Authority to facilitate all stages of the investment process.

 

Name Kenya Investment Authority (KIA)
Contacts P.O Box 55704, Nairobi, City Square, 00200, Kenya
Tel: + (254-20) - 221401/2-4, Fax: + (254-20)336663
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website:http://www.investmentkenya.com
Details Formerly known as the Investment Promotion Centre (IPC), the KIA is a statutory body established in 1986 with the main objective of promoting private investment in Kenya.
The main role and functions of the KIA include, promoting investments in Kenya by local and foreign business enterprises; assisting business enterprises in implementing the approved projects; assisting all business enterprises in overcoming institutional and bureaucratic problems; advising the Government periodically on changes in policies, strategies and administrative procedures necessary for promotion and enhancement of investment in Kenya.

 

Name Export Promotion Council (EPC)
Contacts P.O Box 40247, Nairobi GPO, 00100, Kenya
Tel: + (254-20) 228534 - 8, Fax: + (254-20) 228539
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Details Export Promotion Council (EPC) was established in 1992 with the primary objective of assisting producers and exporters of goods and services to overcome bottlenecks and enhance the performance of the export sector, formulation of market strategy and identification of export opportunities; as well as promoting an export culture and a culture and a national consensus to ensure sustainable national growth through exports.
EPC works closely with relevant public and private sector bodies and coordinates and harmonizes export development and promotion activities among all stakeholders.
The Council fulfils its mandate through export market development; trade information; product development and adaptation; trade policy and facilitation; and development of exporting skills.

 

Name Capital Markets Authority (CMA)
Contacts P.O Box 74800, Nairobi, City Square, 00200 Kenya
Tel: + (254-20) 221910/221869, Fax: + (254-20) 216681
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Details

It was established in 1989 through the Capital Markets Authority Act, Cap 485 A to regulate and oversee the orderly development of Kenya's capital markets.
The Authority ensures the development and maintenance of an appropriate legal and regulatory framework to boost investor confidence, enhance efficiency and to create and maintain a fair and orderly market. The Authority also reviews existing policies and makes recommendations to the Government on new policy issues that could promote and enhance market development. It also provides guidance to market operators

 

Name Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE)
Contacts P.O Box 43633, Nairobi GPO, 00100, Kenya
Tel: + (254-20) 230692, Fax: + (254-20) 224200
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website:www.nse.co.ke
Details In Kenya, dealing in shares and stocks started in 1920s when the country was still a British colony.
In 1991, NSE was registered under the Companies Act and phased out the 'call over' trading system in favour of the floor- based open outcry system.
The privatization of Kenya Airways in 1996 was the largest share issue in the history of the NSE. The Government has expanded the scope for foreign investment by introducing incentives for capital market growth including the setting up of tax free venture capital funds, removal of Capital Gains Tax on Insurance company, investments, allowing beneficial ownership by foreigners in local stockbrokers and fund managers and licensing of dealing firms to improve market liquidity.

 

Name Electricity Regulatory Board (ERB)
Contacts P.o. Box 42681,00100 NAIROBI,
Tel. +(254-20) 2717627/31/75, Fax 254-02-2717603 Nairobi,Kenya
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: www.erb.go.ke
Details The Electricity Regulatory Board is a statutory body established under section 119 of the Electric Power Act, 1997 (the Act) to regulate the generation, transmission, distribution, supply and use of electric power in Kenya.

Its functions are:
- Set, review and adjust transmission and distribution tariffs;
- Investigate the tariff structure;
- Ensure there is genuine competition in the electricity sector where this is expected;
- Approve electric power purchase contracts and transmission and distribution service contracts.
- Enforce environmental, health and safety regulations in the power sector; see Draft EHS policy
- Investigate complaints made by, and mediate disputes between parties with grievances over any matter required to be regulated under the Act;

 

Name Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK)
Contacts P.O. Box 14448, NAIROBI, 00800, Kenya
Tel +(254-20) 4242000/ 4349111, Fax +(254-20) 4451866/4348204
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Details The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) was established in February 1999 by the Kenya Communications Act, 1998, to license and regulate telecommunications, radio communication and postal services in Kenya.

This responsibility translates to the following functions:
Licensing (telecoms and postal/courier) operators
Regulating tariffs for monopoly areas
Establishing interconnection principles
Type-approving communications equipment
Managing the radio frequency spectrum
Formulating telecommunication numbering schemes and assigning them to network operators; and
Implementing Universal Service Obligation for both postal and telecommunication services.

 

Name National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
Contacts Kapiti Road, off Mombasa Road
P.O. Box 67839-00200 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel +(254-20) 605522/6/7, Fax +(254-20) 608997
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Details The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) was established under the Environment Management and Co-ordination Act (EMCA) of 1999, which came into force on 14th January 2000. The Authority, which is a government parastatal, became operational on 1st July 2002. The Authority was established for the purpose of supervising and co-coordinating all matters related to the environment and be the principle instrument in the implementation of all policies relating to the environment in Kenya.

 

Name Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
Contacts Times Towers, on Haile Selasie Avenue off Uhuru Highway
P.O. Box 48240 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel +(254-20) 310900, Fax +(254-20) 316872
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Details The Kenya Revenue Authority was established on 1st July 1995 by an act of Parliament and is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the government.  The authority is divided into four (4) operational divisions namely:- Income Tax; Value Added Tax ( VAT); Customs and Excise; Road Transport Division; and Support Services.  The purpose for its formation was:- Assessment; Collection; and Administration and enforcement of laws relating to revenue.