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UPDATES TO THE REGULATION OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP IN KENYA

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...

PRICE CONTROL AND MARKET REGULATION IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

As consumers around the globe are locked inside their homes, demand for essential goods including hand sanitisers and surgical masks has surged, as has the cost of these goods. Regulators however have threatened to invoke price gouging laws to protect...

KENYA RAMPS UP EFFORTS TO STREAMLINE THE SOLAR PV INDUSTRY

Streamlining Solar PV Industry On 17th February 2020, the Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) invited the solar PV industry stakeholders as well as members of the public to comment on the Draft Energy (Solar Photovoltaic Systems) Regulations, 2019 (the...

Improving Slum Upgrading in Mukuru, the Largest Slum in Kenya

Abstract Improving Slum Upgrading in Mukuru, the Largest Slum in Kenya “Bridging the Affordability Gap: Towards a Financing Mechanism for Slum Upgrading at Scale in Nairobi” UN-Habitat, IIED/University of Manchester, Slum Dwellers International (October 2019) In 2017,...

Public Procurement and Government Contracts 2019 – Kenya

1. General 1.1 Legislation Regulating Procurement of Government Contracts The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, No 33 of 2015 (PPAD Act) is the main legislative instrument governing public procurement in Kenya. It became effective in January 2016 and was...

INTRODUCING COMPETITION IN THE ELECTRICITY SECTOR

Introduction The assent into law of the Energy Act, No. 1 of 2019 introduced a number of amendments to Kenya’s energy sector aimed at aligning the sector with the evolving global energy landscape. The Act repeals the Energy Act, 2006, the Kenya Nuclear Electricity...