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Kenya delivers ground-breaking ruling on unauthorised disclosure of personal data

In January 2023, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner delivered one of its first rulings under the Data Protection Act, 2019 since the commencement of its operations. The complaint pitted the partners of a firm, Allen Waiyaki Gichuhi and Charles Wamae against tw..

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MMAN Advocates

Electric Mobility in Kenya: an overview of regulatory and legal considerations

Electric Mobility means the use of electric power sources to power transport infrastructure. Global calls for action to address the adverse effects of climate change and increased awareness of sustainability issues have contributed significantly to the development and ado..

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Kaplan & Stratton

Capital Gains Tax Increase

The Finance Act 2022 (the “Finance Act) amended the Income Tax Act to increase the Capital Gains Tax (the “CGT”) payable from 5% to 15% which became effective on 1st January 2023. CGT is a tax charged on profits or gains accrued from transfer of property i.e. buildings, l..

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Kenya: It is discriminatory to provide different terms and conditions of employment to permanent and temporary employees in the same cadre

On 30 November 2022, the Employment and Labour Relations Court allowed a claimfiled by former temporary employees of KCB Bank Kenya Ltd alleging unfair labour practices and discrimination ..

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Webber Wentzel

January 2023 deadline to register Intellectual Property Rights with the Kenyan Anti-Counterfeit Authority looms

Businesses that export goods to Kenya, have until 1 January 2023 to register their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) with the ACA. Failure to register will result in goods being stopped at the border as well as criminal and civil liability.

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IKM Advocates

Why digitising land records is vital

Kenya is often referred to as the “Silicon Savannah” given the role of ICT in economic growth. Technology continues to impact most sectors and their operations. While keeping up with this trend, the Government of Kenya (“Government”) through the Ministry of Lands and Phys..

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Spoor & Fisher

Kenya: 1 January 2023 deadline approaching to file recordals

Kenya has specific anti-counterfeiting legislation, the Anti-Counterfeiting Act No. 13 of 2008, as well as a dedicated anti-counterfeiting body, the Anti-Counterfeiting Authority (ACA)...

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IKM Advocates

Give foreign investors more access to land in food-security goals

Secure property rights, efficient land ownership and use are the cornerstone of any modern economy. Kenya has kept up with global trends in recognizing the fundamental role that land plays in sustainable economic growth and has made efforts ..

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Key Highlights of The United States-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP)

On July 14, 2022, the United States and Kenya launched a strategic trade and investment partnership (STIP) to pursue commitments to boost economic growth, support African regional economic integration and deepen trade cooperation. Both countries target to commence, within..

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