To register a private limited company in Kenya, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Choose a company name and conduct a name search to ensure it is available and not in use by another company.
  2. File an incorporation form with the Registrar of Companies, along with the necessary fees and documents, including:
    • Memorandum and Articles of Association
    • List of directors and shareholders
    • Proof of identity and address of directors and shareholders
    • Business address
  3. Obtain a tax identification number (TIN) from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
  4. Obtain a certificate of incorporation from the Registrar of Companies, which confirms that your company has been legally registered.
  5. Register with the KRA for corporate tax, value-added tax (VAT), and pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) tax.
  6. Open a bank account in the company’s name and deposit the minimum share capital requirement, which is KES 50,000 for a private limited company.
  7. Register for business permits and licenses as required by the local authorities for your business activities.