WHEN YOU THINK INVESTMENT, MAKE IT KENYA: WHY KENYA?

 

  • Pool of Highly productive, skilled and youthful workforce;
  • Favourable Tax Treaties and Investment Protection Agreements;
  • Highly developed social and physical infrastructure;
  • Repatriation of capital profits;
  • Fully liberalized economy;
  • Stable Macroeconomic Environment – supported by stable inflation rates;
  • Preferential market access – EAC, COMESA-SADC, AGOA, EU, AfCFTA;
  • Distribution hub and commercial powerhouse in East and Central Africa;
  • Well established & Vocal private sector – KEPSA, KNCCI, KAM; and
  • Stable Political Environment – Effective National Government and County Governments.

EIGHT (8) PRIORITY SECTORS OF INVESTMENT TO SPUR ECONOMIC GROWTH TOWARDS THE REALIZATION OF KENYA’S VISION 2030

 

  1. Agriculture - Coffee-value added and specialty; Tea-value added and specialty; Horticulture (Cut Flowers, Fruits (mangoes, avocadoes, passion fruit); Nuts- Macadamia and Cashew Nuts; Vegetables (Cabbages, carrots, assorted vegetables, French beans and snow peas; Herbs: (rosemary, dill, marjoram, basil, mint, parsley, coriander, curry leaves & celery and Spices (chilies thin, long, bullet & birds eye); and Pulses dry beans, kidney beans, white pea beans, green grams, cow peas, lentils and pigeon peas); Khat-Miraa; Sisal fibre and sisal fibre products; Pyrethrum Extract; and, Gum Arabic.

 

  1. Manufacturing - Food Beverages and Tobacco; Textile and Apparels; Leather and Footwear; Metal and Allied; Chemical and Allied Industries; Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment; Plastics; Light Engineering; Furniture; and Motor vehicles, Parts and Accessories.

 

  1. Tourism - Hotels and Restaurants; Travel Agencies and Tour Operators’ services; and Tourist Guide services.

 

  1. Blue Economy- The fish and fisheries products sourced from the vast marine and inland water resources that the country is endowed with.

 

  1. Livestock Sector - Comprises: the dairy; beef; sheep and goats meat (muttons and chevons); piggery; camels for meat and dairy; the poultry industry and apiculture. Other emerging non-conventional livestock sub-sectors with export interests include donkey and rabbit production.

 

  1. Oil and Gas (Petroleum) - Upstream (exploration and production), Mid-stream (storage, refining, transportation, transformation processing into petrochemicals, fertilisers, textile and pharmaceuticals) and Downstream (supply and distribution).

 

  1. Mining Industry - the immediate target for mineral export development and promotion include: soda ash, fluorspar, titanium, gold, coal, manganese, iron ore, gypsum, diatomite, chromite, limestone, and silica sand.

 

  1. Business Services Sector Financial Services and Professional Services - all insurance and insurance-related services, and all banking and other financial services (excluding insurance). Computer and Related Services, Research and Development Services, Real Estate Services, Rental/ Leasing Services without Operators, and other Business Services.

 

  • STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO INVESTING AND DOING BUSINESS IN KENYA

 

  1. Register Your Business: All company/business registrations are done via ecitizen.go.ke except for Limited Liability Partnerships which are done at the Registrar of companies or through a lawyer.

 

  1. Visit invest.go.ke and fill in the investment application form.

 

  1. Apply for Statutory Requirements:
  • Tax PIN/VAT registration: Visit kra.go.ke ;
  • Register with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF);
  • Register with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF);
  • Acquire a Single/Unified Business Form from the relevant Local Authorities (County Government).

 

  1. Submit to KenInvest your application form with copies of;
  • Certificate of Incorporation (for local company)
  • Certificate of Compliance (for foreign company)
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association (CR2, CR8, CR12).

 

  1. Issuance of Investment Certificate from KenInvest upon compliance with Health, Environment and Security requirements.

 

  1. KenInvest undertakes tracking services to ensure smooth project implementation once a company begins its operation.

 

  1. KenInvest undertakes After Care Services to pick out concerns.

 

  1. REINVEST

 

SERVICES PROVIDED TO INVESTORS AT KENINVEST ONE-STOP-CENTRE (OSC)

KenInvest provides a wide range of pre-investment facilitation services. The One –Stop- Centre (OSC) has streamlined the overly complex processes. Some of the key functions currently facilitated by the OSC include:

  • Power Connection
  • Obtaining a Construction Permit
  • Registration of Land
  • EPZ or SEZ Set Up
  • Obtain an Environment Permit
  • Company Registration
  • Tax/PIN Registration
  • Obtaining a Work Permit
  • Social Security Registration
  • Obtaining import/ export permits

 

THINK INVESTMENT, MAKE IT KENYA

Contact us

Kenya High Commission
Plot 3, Upper Kololo Terrace
P.O. Box 5220
Tel: +256 414 258 235/6

Emergency number: +256 784 030 494 

Email: kampala@mfa.go.ke  or  info@kenyamissionkampala.ug

Kampala
UGANDA

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