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OCL business associates is a business consultancy firm with extensive experience in Business registrations, Company Formations, Immigration services, Business acquisitions, Sale of businesses, Business start-ups, Licensing, and other Business compliance services in Kenya and other African countries. Offering a unique, one-stop-shop for all your business needs, from Business registration, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Business startup, buying a Business, Licensing your business, to selling your business and property, or merging your business with another anywhere in Kenya.
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Frequently Asked Question
Company Registration is essentially the process of registering a business as a
limited liability company within Kenya. These processes are Guided by the
There are essentially three common types of companies provided for under the
companies Act in Kenya.
– Company Limited By Shares – A separate legal entity from the shareholders.
Has a minimum of two shareholders. Who are issued with shares in the company.
Established to make a profit with profits being distributed to the shareholders in
the form of dividends.
– Company Limited By Guarantee – A form of limited company similar to a
company limited by shares, does not have shareholders, but instead, its
members act as ‘guarantors’ who agree to contribute a set amount of money on
the winding up of the Company. This form of limited company is often used for
non-profit reasons as it does not need to involve profit orientated business
– Public Limited Company – This is a limited company which is allowed to offer
its shares for sale to the public. This means that it can derive extra funds where it
needs them by selling more shares and diluting ownership.
A minimum of two share holders – Their names in full. No Abbreviations.
-An available company name – we shall have to conduct a search to establish if
the name is available for registration.
-Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association
-The prescribed Forms Statement of Nominal capital, Forms 201, 203 and 208
-Proposed physical address of the company ( town, plot number, street)
-Postal address of the shareholders
-Certification by a Practicing Advocate.
What are the memorandum and articles of association?
The memorandum and articles of association are legal documents that set out:
The Company Name
The Objectives of the company
The Nominal capital and division of shares
The names and addresses of the subscribers / shareholders ETC
The internal constitution of the company
You will probably be asked for this document when you open a bank account for
your company. All our companies are incorporated using standard ‘general
commercial company’ memorandum and articles.
What is the certificate of incorporation?
The certificate of incorporation is the document issued to confirm that Registrar
of Companies has incorporated your company name and states the date of
incorporation and the company number. It is the Birth Certificate of the company.
How long does company Registration take?
Using our services, company Registration takes an average of 14 – 21 days. You
need to understand that the company registration process involves other external
procedures eg.. Drafting of the Memos and Articles, Payment of Government
revenue stamp duty, Certification by a CPS etc. However. From the date of actual
submission for registration, give or take 10 days.
A Name Search is the process where you submit the proposed company Names
to the Registrar of Companies to check if there are “OTHER SIMILAR” names
registered. This is done so that there are no two Companies in existence at any
given time with the Same Names or which may be deceptively similar as to
confuse the public and third parties dealing with the companies.
-Separate legal entity from shareholders
-Can own property
-Can sue and be sued individually
-Is considered a legal person for all meanings and purposes.
-You can easily transfer a share of the business to others, e.g. Family
-It may be easier to attract people to invest money in your business.
-Obtaining bank loans may be easier.
-There may be lower tax payments.
-In the event of a partner leaving, or somebody dying, it is easier to continue the
-It is easier to sell the business.
-You have a better standing in the public eye.
-It can assist in the protection of a name.
-People have more confidence in your business as they can check up on your
company, on the public records, at Companies House.
-Subcontractors and agency workers will find it easier to obtain work
The following types of Business entitles are available in India:
• Private Limited Company
• Public Limited Company
• Companies limited by Guarantee.
• Sole Proprietorship