Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Company Limited by Guarantee, Society, Trust
Main social issues addressed by these organizations: Early Childhood through High School, Environment, Food, Health and Medical Research, Human Rights
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 0-30 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: USD 300
On average, it takes about 3 months to have a philanthropic organization (PO) registered in Kenya, though rules and regulations put it at 30 days. The delays are occasioned by bureaucracies within the registration system. The cost for registration varies depending on whether a national or international organization is registered, with the latter costing more. POs should be aware of the possibility of serious vetting sessions by the country’s intelligence agency, and more so if one intends to operate in the areas deemed sensitive such as human rights and security, among others.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/Federal Government