Republic of Kenya
Capital: Nairobi HDI: 0.548 (145th)
GDP (PPP): $143.1 billion
Currency: Kenyan Shilling
Population: 45 million
Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley, mountain highlands and abundant wildlife such as lions, elephants and rhinos. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania’s 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro.
KENYA OVERVIEW – WORLD BANK
Overview from the World Bank
CIA – The World Factbook: Kenya
Kenya is the economic and transport hub of East Africa. Kenya’s real GDP growth has averaged around 5% for the past several years.
Industry Trends & Business Climate
Economy & Industry — Kenya
Kenya is East Africa’s industrial nerve-centre. Most business is in private hands, with foreign investment supporting the agricultural and mining sectors.
Establishing a Presence
How to Register a Business Name in Kenya
Registering a sole proprietorship or a partnership is easy. All you need is to choose a business name and apply to the Registrar-General for registration. But for a limited company you need the services of a lawyer to register it.
Types of companies in Kenya
Description of the four basic company types in Kenya.
Business Registration – Kenya Embassy D.C
Procedures for establishing a company in Kenya
Kenya Corporate Tax Rate | 2012-2016
The Corporate Tax Rate in Kenya stands at 30 percent.
Kenya Corporate – Taxes on corporate income
Resident companies are taxable in Kenya on income accrued or derived from Kenya. Resident companies with business activities outside Kenya are also taxed on income derived from business activities outside of Kenya.
Kenya Personal Income Tax Rate | 2012-2016
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Kenya stands at 30 percent.
Kenya – Taxes on personal income
Non-resident employees are taxable only on their income earned from within Kenya or derived from Kenya.
Kenya Sales Tax Rate | VAT 2014-2016
The Sales Tax Rate in Kenya stands at 16 percent.
VAT – Value Added Tax in Kenya | KRA
VAT is a consumption tax charged on taxable goods and taxable services soldl provided locally or imported to Kenya
Kenya – Bureau of Consular Affairs
See “Entry, Exit & Viasa Requirements” on this site
Kenya Visa: Application,
Visa application service for Kenya
Telecommunications in Kenya
Telecommunications in Kenya include radio, television, fixed and mobile telephones, and the Internet.
Telecommunications in Kenya | Mobile Phones in Nairobi
A listing of mobile phone providers in Nairobi
166 tips on getting to and getting around Kenya from real travelers and locals.
Getting around Kenya on local transport
Catching local transport in Kenya – transport tips on getting around Kenya like a local
National Labour Law Profile: Kenya
See “Labour Rights in the Constitution” on this site
Employment Law – Kenya
Facts on employer/employee relations
Unemployment in Kenya
A commentary on unemployment in Kenya
Climate – Kenya Weather, Climate and Geography
Kenya climate guide, regional weather guide and geography information.
Climate – Weather in Kenya – Lonely Planet
The best time to go to Kenya, including current weather conditions, temperatures and rainfall
Safety – Kenya – Safety & Security Travel Advice
More than a million tourists visit Kenya every year and most visits are trouble-free. By avoiding the Kenya-Somali border area, Kenya can be considered a safe travel destination
Cost of Living in Kenya
Average prices of more than 40 products and services in Kenya. Prices of restaurants, food, transportation, utilities and housing are included.
Cost of Living in Kenya. 2016 prices
Cost of living comparisons in more than 1,600 cities all over the world. Up-to-date cost of living comparisons!
Business Etiquette – Kenya: Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette
Guide to Kenya and Kenyan culture, society, language, etiquette, manners and protocol.
Business Etiquette – Kenya Etiquette
Dos and Don’ts of etiquette in Kenya
Education – The Kenyan Education System
The school follows the Kenyan primary school curriculum, which is similar in many ways to that in the UK.
Holidays Kenya 2016
List of National and Public Holidays in Kenya for the year 2016 with weekday and date.
Holidays in Kenya – World Travel Guide
Full list of Kenya public and bank holidays.
Demographics – Kenya Demographics Profile
Demographics – CIA – The World Factbook: Kenya
Demographic facts and figures from the CIA
Safety in Kenya | How safe is Kenya?
What are the issues Kenya currently faces and do any of them have an impact on your visit?
Education In Kenya: An Introduction
The basic school system for education in Kenya is the same as in many other western countries, including the United States.
Kenya Customs Regulations
Kenya Customs regulations and procedures for importing and exporting goods at border.
FAQs about import and export regulations
WTO | Kenya – Member information
This site provides key information on Kenya’s participation in the WTO. Kenya has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995 and a member of GATT since 5 February 1964.
Kenya Trade Agreements
Kenya is signatory to various agreements aimed at enhancing trade amongst member states.
Housing and Rentals
Housing Nairobi, property in Nairobi
Find an accommodation, rent a house in Nairobi
Kenya Corporate Housing
Find short-term furnished apartments and extended stay hotels
MagicalKenya The Official Kenya Destination Website
Official travel and tourism guide by the Kenya Tourist Board.
Kenya – Lonely Planet
A listing of top sites and experiences in Kenya