Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest)

Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest) is a statutory body established in 2004 through an Act of Parliament (Investment Promotion Act of 2004) with the main objective of promoting investments in Kenya. It is responsible for facilitating the implementation of new investment projects, providing After Care services for existing investments, as well as organizing investment promotion activities both locally and internationally. The core functions of KenInvest include; Policy Advocacy; Investment Promotion; Investment Facilitation; Investor Tracking and After Care Services. The activities are carried out through the following departments:

KenInvest will strive to continuously provide quality services on a wide array of areas to investors. These include:


Pre-investment Services

  • Issuance of Investment Certificate, that facilitates immediate start of a business.
  • Assistance in obtaining any necessary licenses and permits.
  • Assisting in obtaining incentives or exemptions under the Income Tax Act, the Customs and Excise Act, the Value Added Tax Act or other legislation
  • Providing information to investors on the business climate, operating rules investment opportunities, sources of capital,...
  • Liaison with other government agencies for the issuance of additional licenses and approvals not directly handled by the Authority.

Post – Investment Services
  • Provision of After Care services.Continuous.
  • liaison with other stakeholders who interface with investors in their day-to-day operations with an ultimate aim of improving the investment environment and to make it easier to do business.

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