Starting a Business in Kenya as a Foreigner – A Complete Guide

Are you interested in starting a business in Kenya? If YES, here is a complete guide plus legal requirements for starting a business in Kenya as a foreigner.

Okay, having provided an in-depth analysis of the top 50 best small business ideas in Kenya and a series of industry-specific sample business plan templates; we will now analyze in detail the legal requirements, market feasibility and every other thing it takes to start a business in Kenya. So put on your entrepreneurial hat and let’s proceed.

In official parlance, it is called the Republic of Kenya, and it is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community (EAC), with its capital and the largest city in Nairobi. Kenya’s territory lies on the equator and overlies the East African Rift covering a diverse and expansive terrain that extends roughly from Lake Victoria to Lake Turkana (formerly called Lake Rudolf) and further southeast to the Indian Ocean.

Why Start a Business in Kenya?

The country is circled by smaller economies and also pariah states. It is bordered by Tanzania to the south, west by Uganda, South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east. Kenya covers 581,309 km2 (224,445 square miles) and had a population of approximately 45 million people in July 2014.

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