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Kaplan & Stratton

The Import of the Supreme Court Judgment on NSSF Contributions

On 21st February 2024, the Supreme Court delivered its judgment in Petition No. E004 OF 2023 as consolidated with Petition No. E002 OF 2023; KTGA & 2 Others v. The NSSF Board of Trustees & 6 Others. The subject of the dispute concerns the constitutionality of the ..

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ENS

Access to beneficial ownership information in Kenya: private companies

Kenya’s Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2019, made amendments to the Companies Act, 2015, by introducing Section 93A which requires every company registered in Kenya to keep a register of its beneficial owners and file a copy with the Registrar of Companies wi..

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Clyde & Co.

Competition Authority of Kenya Imposes USD 6.8M Penalty on Alleged Abuse of Buyer Power

The Competition Authority of Kenya, in a recent decision, has fined a major player in the retail sector approx. USD 6.8M for abuse of buyer power. The freedom of parties to freely negotiate the terms under which they are willing to enter into a contract with each other re..

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Matthew & Partners

Local Representation Mandatory for Foreigners

The Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Financing Laws (Amendment) Act of was assented to on 1 September 2023 and came into effect on 15 September 2023. The Amended Act requires foreigners to have either a local director or a company secretary when incorporating..

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ALN

When Yes means No – A Look at Kenya’s evolving Data Protection Framework

Privacy is a fundamental human right and is central to the protection of human dignity. In its simplest form, the right to privacy allows each human being to be left alone in a core that is inviolable. As we continue to celebrate Data Privacy Day, we look at key takeaways..

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Bowmans

A few insights on navigating data breaches in Kenya under the Kenyan data protection law

In today’s digital age, where information flows at an unprecedented pace and is a major driving force behind economies and societies, data breaches have become a common concern for individuals and organisations alike. Cybersecurity threats and data breaches have surged gl..

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MMAKS Advocates

Notable intellectual property decisions from East Africa in 2023

MMAKS Advocates | ALN Uganda reviews some of the Intellectual Property (IP) rulings/judgements from 2023 within East Africa and this list is not in any particular order. Due to increased awareness of IP rights in the region, rights owners have taken precautionary measures..

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Matthew & Partners

All Foreign Nationals are Visa Exempt, Introduction of eTA

Kenya has implemented a visa-free policy, exempting all foreign nationals from visa requirements, effective 1 January 2024. This means that foreign visitors will no longer be required to obtain a visa for entry into Kenya regardless of nationality. In lieu of the tr..

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Bowmans

Kenya: Affordable Housing Bill

The Affordable Housing Bill, 2023 (the Bill) has been tabled before the National Assembly. The Bill comes against the backdrop of the High Court decision on the validity of the Affordable Housing Levy (the Levy) provided for in the Finance Act 2023, rendered on 28 Novembe..

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