February 15, 2024

Employment Contracts in Kenya

The Employment Act (No. 11 of 2007) defines an employment contract as “an agreement, whether oral or written, and whether expressed or implied, to employ or to serve as a worker for a certain period.”.   The Contract of Employment can contain at least the following details; Full details of the parties (employer and employee). Details of the appointment e.g. permanent […]
January 31, 2024

Tenancy Agreement in Kenya

A tenancy agreement in Kenya is an agreement between the landlord (owner of the house) and the tenant to allow the tenant to occupy a house owned by the landlord under certain terms and conditions. It gives the tenant possession for a certain time as indicated in the tenancy agreement. A tenancy outlines the terms and conditions of the tenancy. […]
January 26, 2024

Deed of Assignment of Trademarks in Kenya

A Deed of Assignment of trademarks in Kenya is a legal document that formalizes the transfer of ownership from one party (assignor) to another (assignee). Trademarks, encompassing logos, brand names, and distinctive symbols, serve as identifiers of a business’s goods or services. The deed acts as tangible evidence of the contractual agreement between the parties involved in the transfer, ensuring […]
January 18, 2024

Incorporation of a Trust in Kenya

INCORPORATION OF A TRUST IN KENYA Preparation of trust deed A trust deed must be prepared. It contains the name of the trust, the objectives of the trust, the names in full and addresses of the trustees including powers of the trustees to change and appoint other trustees. Payment of Stamp duty The trust document duly signed by trustees is […]
January 16, 2024

Affidavit of consent to travel for a child

An Affidavit of Consent to Travel is required when a minor is travelling either with one parent (the other parent is required to give consent) or with another adult (both parents would be required to give consent) to an international destination. The requirements vary from country to country but generally, these are the requirements; Names and addresses of both parents […]
April 3, 2023

Affidavit of resignation of director in Kenya

In Kenya, according to the Companies Act, a director must provide written notice of their resignation to the company, and the company must then file a notice of the resignation with the Registrar of Companies within 14 days. First, a director must write a letter of resignation addressed to the Board stating their name, position, and reason for resignation. The […]
March 30, 2023

Obtaining a Digital Credit Providers Licence in Kenya

The Central Bank of Kenya gazetted the Digital Credit Providers (DCP) regulations last year, which required entities that provide loans digitally to acquire a license to operate from the Central Bank of Kenya. Following news that Google had removed hundreds of digital lending apps from the Play Store, all DCPs will now be required to apply for a Digital Credit […]
March 29, 2023

Application for sole custody of a minor in Kenya

In Kenya, the legal considerations for applying for sole custody of a minor are governed by the Children Act, which provides guidelines on child custody and protection. Here are some of the legal considerations to keep in mind when applying for sole custody of a minor in Kenya: If you would like to apply for sole custody of a minor […]