The Companies (Beneficial Ownership Information) Regulations, 2020 (the “Regulations”) was updated and published on February 2020 seeking to clarify the scope of Section 93A of the Companies Act, define key terms, and prescribe relevant forms necessary to give effect to the Companies Act. It is hoped that the Regulations will provide a framework for the promotion of transparency in the ownership of Kenyan companies in line with international standards.

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Author(s): Mary Chege & Alvin Gitonga