List Of Parastatals In Kenya

This is a list of all parastatals in Kenya. Parastatals or rather state corporations are organizations and companies owned by the government (the Government controls the majority of all of the Shares). They are established under Section 3 of the State Corporations Act, Cap 446, or by an act of Parliament, or under the Companies Act.

Parastatals are involved in almost every sector of the Kenyan economy. Originally, parastatals were established mainly in the agricultural sector. Now they can also be found in all other economic sectors. There are over 246 parastatals in Kenya as listed below. 

List Of Parastatals In Kenya

  List Of Parastatals In Kenya 
1. Agricultural Development Corporation
2. Agricultural Finance  Corporation
3. Agriculture and Food   Authority
4. Agro-Chemical & Food  Company Limited
5. Alupe University
6. Anti FGM Board
7. Anti-Counterfeit Authority
8. Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya
9. Assets Recovery Agency
10. Athi Water Works Development Agency
11. Bandari Maritime Academy
12. Biosafety Appeals Board
13. Bukura Agricultural College
14. Kenya BIOVAX Institute Limited
15. Bomas of Kenya Limited
16. Business Registration Service
17. Capital Markets Authority
18. Central Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency
19. Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology In Africa
20. Chemelil Sugar (CSC) Ltd.
21. Chuka University
22. Coast Development Authority
23. Coast Water Works Development Agency
24. Commission for University Education
25. Commodities Fund
26. Communications Authority of Kenya
27. Competition Authority of Kenya
28. Co-operative University of Kenya
29. Council for Legal Education
30. Dedan Kimathi University Of Technology
31. East African Portland Cement Company Limited
32. Egerton University
33. Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority
34. Engineers Board of Kenya
35. Ewaso Ng’iro North River Basin Development Authority
36. Ewaso Ng’iro South Development Authority
37. Export Processing Zones Authority
38. Fish Levy Trust Fund
39. Garissa University
40. Geothermal Development Company Limited
41. Higher Education Loans Board
42. Human Resource Management Professionals Examination Board
43. Hydrologists Registration Board
44. Information and Communications Technology Authority
45. Insurance Regulatory Authority
46. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
47. Jomo Kenyatta Foundation
48. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
49. Kaimosi Friends University
50. Kenya Academy of Sports
51. Kenya Accountants Secretaries National Examinations Board
52. Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization
53. Kenya Airports Authority
54. Kenya Animal Genetic Resource Centre
55. Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
56. Kenya Bureau of Standards
57. Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
58. Kenya Copyright Board
59. Kenya Cultural Centre
60. Kenya Dairy Board
61. Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation
62. Kenya Development Corporation
63. Kenya Education Management Institute
64. Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd
65. Kenya Electricity Transmission Company
66. Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency
67. Kenya Film Classification Board
68. Kenya Film Commission
69. Kenya Fish Marketing Authority
70. Kenya Fisheries Service
71. Kenya Fishing Industries Corporation
72. Kenya Forest Service
73. Kenya Forestry Research Institute
74. Kenya Industrial Estates Limited
75. Kenya Industrial Property Institute
76. Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute
77. Kenya Institute for the Blind
78. Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development
79. Kenya Institute of Mass Communication
80. Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis
81. Kenya Institute of Special Education
82. Kenya Investment Authority
83. Kenya Law Reform Commission
84. Kenya Leather Development Council
85. Kenya Literature Bureau
86. Kenya Marine & Fisheries Research Institute
87. Kenya Maritime Authority
88. Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council
89. Kenya Medical Research Institute
90. Kenya Medical Supplies Authority
91. Kenya Medical Training College
92. Kenya National Accreditation Service
93. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
94. Kenya National Commission for UNESCO
95. Kenya National Examinations Council
96. Kenya National Highways Authority
97. Kenya National Innovation Agency
98. Kenya National Library Services
99. Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA)
100. Kenya National Shipping Line
101. Kenya National Trading Corporation
102. Kenya Ordinance Factories Corporation
103. Kenya Pipeline Company Ltd
104. Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service
105. Kenya Ports Authority
106. Kenya Post Office Savings Bank
107. Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd
108. Kenya Railways Corporation
109. Kenya Revenue Authority
110. Kenya Roads Board
111. Kenya Rural Roads Authority
112. Kenya School of Government
113. Kenya School of Law
114. Kenya Seed Company
115. Kenya Tourism Board
116. Kenya Trade Network Agency
117. Kenya Trade Remedies Agency
118. Kenya Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Council
119. Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service
120. Kenya Urban Roads Authority
121. Kenya Utalii College
122. Kenya Veterinary Board
123. Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute
124. Kenya Water Institute
125. Kenya Water Towers Agency
126. Kenya Wildlife Service
127. Kenya Yearbook Editorial Board
128. Kenyatta International Convention Center
129. Kenyatta National Hospital
130. Kenyatta University
131. Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH)
132. Kerio Valley Development Authority
133. Kibabii University
134. Kirinyaga University
135. Kisii University
136. Koitalel Samoei University College
137. KONZA Technopolis Development Authority
138. Laikipia University
139. Lake Basin Development Authority
140. Lake Victoria North Water Works Development Agency
141. Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency
142. LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority
143. Machakos University
144. Mama Ngina University College
145. Maasai Mara University
146. Maseno University
147. Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology
148. Media Council of Kenya
149. Meru University of Science and Technology
150. Micro and Small Enterprises Authority
151. Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital
152. Moi University
153. Multi-Media University
154. Murang’a University of Technology
155. Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration
156. National Aids Control Council (National Syndemic Diseases Control Council)
157. National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse – NACADA
158. National Biosafety Authority
159. National Cancer Institute
160. National Cereals and Produce Board
161. National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
162. National Construction Authority
163. National Council for Children’s Services
164. National Council for Law Reporting
165. National Council for Nomadic Education in Kenya
166. National Council for Persons With Disabilities
167. National Council for Population and Development
168. National Crime Research Centre
169. National Drought Management Authority
170. National Employment Authority
171. National Environment Trust Fund
172. National Environmental Management Authority
173. National Government Affirmative Action Fund
174. National Government Constituency Development Fund
175. National Hospital Insurance Fund
176. National Housing Corporation
177. National Industrial Training Authority
178. National Irrigation Authority
179. National Museums of Kenya
180. National Oil Corporation of Kenya
181. National Research Fund
182. National Social Security Fund
183. National Transport and Safety Authority
184. National Water Harvesting & Storage Authority
185. National Youth Council
186. National Youth Service
187. New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Limited
188. New Kenya Planters Corporative Union
189. Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board
190. North Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency
191. Northern Water Works Development Agency
192. Nuclear Power and Energy Agency
193. Numerical Machining Complex
194. Nursing Council of Kenya
195. Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation
196. Nzoia Sugar Company
197. Pest Control Products Board
198. Policy holders Compensation Fund
199. Postal Corporation of Kenya
200. Private Security Regulatory Authority
201. Privatization Commission of Kenya
202. Public Procurement Regulatory Authority
203. Pwani University
204. Pyrethrum Processing Company of Kenya
205. Regional Centre on Groundwater Resources Education Training and Research in Eastern Africa
206. Retirement Benefits Authority
207. Rongo University
208. Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation
209. Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority
210. School Equipment Production Unit
211. Scrape Metal Council
212. South Eastern Kenya University
213. South Nyanza Sugar Company
214. Special Economic Zone Authority
215. Sports Kenya
216. Sports, Arts and Social Development Fund
217. Taita Taveta University
218. Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority
219. Tana Water Works Development Agency
220. Tanathi Water Works Development Agency
221. Tea Board of Kenya
222. Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority
223. Technical University of Kenya
224. Technical University of Mombasa
225. Tharaka University College
226. The Kenya Space Agency
227. The Universities Fund
228. Tom Mboya University College
229. Tourism Fund
230. Tourism Regulatory Authority
231. Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority
232. University of Eldoret
233. University of Embu
234. University of Kabianga
235. University of Nairobi
236. University of Nairobi Enterprise Services Limited
237. Uwezo Fund
238. Veterinary Medicines Directorate
239. Vision 2030 Delivery Board
240. Warehouse Receipts System Council
241. Water Resources Authority
242. Water Sector Trust Fund
243. Water Services Regulatory Board
244. Witness Protection Agency
245. Women Enterprise Fund
246. Youth Enterprise Development Fund


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Ministry

Parastatals​​

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1

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Interior and Coordination of National Government

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  • National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse

  • Kenya Citizens and Foreign Nationals Management Service

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2

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The National Treasury

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  • Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB)

  • Privatization Commission

  • Kenya Investment Authority

  • Insurance Regulatory Authority

  • Public Procurement Oversight Authority

  • Public Procurement Oversight Authority

  • Capital Market Authority

  • Deposit Protection Fund

  • National Bank of Kenya

  • Kenya Post Office Savings Bank

  • Consolidated Bank of Kenya

  • Retirements Benefit Authority

  • Kenya Reinsurance Corporation

  • Kenya Revenue Authority

  • Kenya Trade Network Agency

  • Competition Authority of Kenya

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3

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Foreign Affairs and International Trade

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4

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Defence

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  • Kenya Ordinance and Factories Corporation (KOFC)

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5

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Health

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  • Kenya Medical Laboratory Technician and Technologists Board

  • Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

  • Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA)

  • Kenya Medical Training College

  • Kenyatta National Hospital

  • Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital

  • National Hospital Insurance Fund

  • National AIDS Control Council

  • National Quality Control Laboratories

  • Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital

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6

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Education, Science and Technology

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  • Chuka University

  • Commission for University Education

  • Cooperative University College

  • Dedan Kimathi University​​

  • Egerton University

  • Embu University​​

  • Garissa University​​

  • Higher Education Loans Board

  • Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology

  • Jomo Kenyatta Foundation

  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

  • Karatina University​​

  • Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development

  • Kenya Literature Bureau

  • Multi-Media University of Kenya

  • Kenya National Commission for UNESCO

  • Kenya National Examinations Council

  • Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services

  • Kenyatta University

  • Kibabii University​​

  • Kirinyaga University​​

  • Kisii University

  • Laikipia University​​

  • Maasai Mara University

  • Machakos University​​

  • Maseno University

  • Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

  • Meru University of Science and Technology

  • Moi University

  • Murang’a University College

  • National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation

  • Pwani University

  • Rongo University​​

  • School Equipment Production Unit

  • South Eastern Kenya Universtiy- SEKU

  • Taita Taveta University Technical Industrial, Vocational Entrepreneurships Training Authority

  • Technical University of Mombasa

  • The Technical University of Kenya

  • University of Eldoret

  • University of Kabianga

  • University of Nairobi

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7

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Transport and Infrastructure Development

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  • Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA)

  • Kenya Airports Authority

  • Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

  • Kenya Ferry Services

  • Kenya Maritime Authority

  • Kenya National Shipping Line

  • Kenya Ports Authority

  • Kenya Railways Corporation

  • Kenya Roads Board

  • Kenya Rural Roads Authority

  • Kenya Urban Roads Authority

  • LAPSET Corridor Development Authority

  • National Transport & Safety Authority

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8

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Devolution and Arid and Semi-Arid Lands

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  • Constituency Development Fund Board

  • National Drought Management Authority

  • Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis

  • Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

  • Kenya School of Government

  • National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development

  • South-South Centre

  • Youth Enterprise Development Fund Board (YEDFB)

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9

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Lands

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  • National Construction Authority

  • National Housing Corporation

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10

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Environment and Forestry

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  • Coast Development Authority

  • Coast Water Services Board

  • Ewaso Ng’iro North Development Authority

  • Ewaso Ng’iro South Development Authority

  • Kenya Forest Service

  • Kenya Forestry Research Institute

  • Kenya Water Towers Agency

  • Kenya Wildlife Service

  • Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA)

  • Lake Basin Development Authority (LBDA)

  • National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA)

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11

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Mining and Petroleum

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12

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Agriculture and Irrigation

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  • Agricultural Development Corporation

  • Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Authority

  • Agro-Chemical and Food Company

  • Bukura Agricultural College

  • Chemelil Sugar Company Limited

  • Coffee Development Fund

  • Commodities Fund

  • Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization

  • Kenya Animal Genetics Resource Centre

  • Kenya Dairy Board

  • Kenya Marine & Fisheries Research Institute

  • Kenya Meat Commission

  • Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services

  • Kenya Seed Company Limited

  • Kenya Tsetse & Trypanosomiasis Eradication Council

  • Kenya Veterinary Vaccine Production Institute

  • Miwani Sugar Company Ltd

  • Mohoroni Sugar Company Ltd

  • National Biosafety Authority

  • National Cereals and Produce Board

  • National Irrigation Board

  • Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation

  • Nzoia Sugar Company

  • Pest Control Products Board

  • South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited (SONY)

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13

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East African Community and Northern Corridor Development

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14

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Labour and Social Protection

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  • National Social Security Fund

  • National Social Security Assistance Authority

  • National Council for Persons with Disabilities

  • National Industrial Training Authority

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15

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Tourism and Wildlife

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  • Kenyatta International Conference Centre

  • Kenya Utalii College

  • Bomas of Kenya

  • Kenya Tourism Board

  • Tourism Regulatory Authority

  • Kenya Tourist Development Corporation

  • Kenya Safari Lodges and Hotels

  • Tourism Fund

  • Brand Kenya

  • Catering and Tourism Development Levy Trustee

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16

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Water and Sanitation

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17

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Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs

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18

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Energy

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  • Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC)

  • Geothermal Development Company (GDC)

  • Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN)

  • Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO)

  • Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board

  • Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC)

  • Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited (KPLC)

  • National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK)

  • Rural Electrification Authority (REA)

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19

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Industrialisation and Enterprise Development

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  • Anti-Counterfeit Agency

  • East African Portland Cement Company Limited

  • Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA)

  • Kenya Bureau of Standards

  • Kenya Industrial Estates Ltd.

  • Kenya Industrial Property Institute

  • Kenya Industrial Research & Development Institute

  • Kenya Investment Authority

  • Kenya Leather Development Council

  • Kenya National Accreditation Service

  • New Kenya Co-operative Creameries

  • Numerical Machining Complex

  • Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority

  • Small and Micro Enterprises Authority

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20

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Information, Communication and Technology

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  • Communications Authority of Kenya

  • Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

  • Information and Communications Technology Authority

  • Kenya Institute of Mass Communication

  • Kenya Year Book Editorial Board

  • Konza Technopolis Authority

  • Postal Corporation of Kenya

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21

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Sports and Heritage

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  • Kenya Academy of Sports

  • Kenya Film Classification Board

  • Kenya Film Commission

  • Kenya National Library Service

  • National Museums of Kenya

  • National Youth Council

  • Sports Kenya

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22

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Office of the Attorney General

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  • Council of Legal Education

  • Kenya Copyright Board

  • Kenya Law Reform Commission

  • Kenya School of Law

  • Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration

  • National Council for Law Reporting

  • National Crime Research Centre

 

They are further classified into 8 broad functional categories. These include;-

  • Financial
  • Commercial/manufacturing
  • Regulatory
  • Public Universities
  • Training and Research
  • Service
  • Regional Development Authorities
  • Tertiary Education and Training

Ministry

Parastatals​​

1

Financial

  • Kenya Investment Authority

  • IDB capital

  • Agricultural Finance Corporation

  • Consolidated Bank

  • Deposit Protection Fund Board

  • Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation

  • Industrial Development Bank

  • Kenya Industrial Estates

  • Kenya National Assurance Co.

  • Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation

  • Kenya Revenue Authority

  • Kenya Roads Board

  • Kenya Tourist Development Corporation

  • National Bank of Kenya

  • National Hospital Insurance Fund

  • National Social Security Fund

2

Commercial & Manufacturing

  • Agro-Chemicals and Food Company

  • Chemelil Sugar Company

  • East African Portland Cement Company

  • Gilgil Telecommunications Industries

  • Jomo Kenyatta Foundation

  • Kenya Airports Authority

  • Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

  • Kenya Electricity Generating Company

  • Kenya Literature Bureau

  • Kenya Ordinance Factories Corporation

  • University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services Limited

  • New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Ltd

  • Kenya Electricity Transmission Company

  • Kenya Pipeline Company

  • Kenya Ports Authority

  • Kenya Power and Lighting Company

  • Kenya Railways Corporation

  • Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

  • Kenya Safari Lodges and Hotels

  • Kenya Seed Company Limited

  • Kenya Wine Agencies

  • Kenyatta International Convention Centre

  • National Cereals and Produce Board

  • National Housing Corporation

  • National Oil Corporation of Kenya

  • National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation

  • Numerical Machining Complex

  • Nzoia Sugar Company

  • Postal Corporation of Kenya

  • Pyrethrum Board of Kenya

  • School Equipment Production Unit

  • South Nyanza Sugar Company

  • Telkom Kenya Limited

3

Public Universities

  • Chuka University

  • Cooperative University

  • Dedan Kimathi University​​

  • Egerton University

  • Embu University​​

  • Garissa University​​

  • Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology

  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

  • Karatina University​​

  • Multi-Media University of Kenya

  • Kenyatta University

  • Kibabii University College

  • Kirinyaga University College

  • Kisii University

  • Laikipia University College

  • Maasai Mara University

  • Machakos University College

  • Maseno University

  • Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

  • Meru University of Science and Technology

  • Moi University

  • Murang’a University​​

  • Pwani University

  • Rongo University

  • South Eastern Kenya Universtiy- SEKU

  • Taita Taveta University

  • Technical University of Mombasa

  • The Technical University of Kenya

  • University of Eldoret

  • University of Kabianga

  • University of Nairobi

4

Training and Research

  • Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service

  • Coffee Research Foundation

  • Kenya Agricultural Research Institute

  • Kenya Forestry Research Institute

  • Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute

  • Kenya Institute of Administration

  • Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis

  • Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute

  • Kenya Medical Research Institute

  • Kenya Sugar Research Foundation

  • National Museums of Kenya

  • Tea Research Foundation

  • Kenya Institute of Education

  • Kenya Education Staff Institute

5

Service Corporations

  • Agricultural Development Corporation

  • Bomas of Kenya

  • Central Water Services Board

  • Coast Water Services Board

  • Higher Education Loans Board

  • Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board

  • Kenya Ferry Services

  • Kenya National Library Services

  • Kenya Tourist Board

  • Kenya Wildlife Service

  • Kenyatta National Hospital

  • Lake Victoria North Water Services Board

  • Local Authorities Provident Fund

  • Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital

  • Nairobi Water Services Board

  • National Aids Control Council

  • National Council for Law Reporting

  • National Sports Stadia Management Board

  • Northern Water Services Board

  • Rift Valley Water Services Board

  • Water Resources Management Authority

  • Water Services Trust Fund

  • Lake Victoria South Water Services Board

  • National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse

  • Athi Water Services Board

  • Kenya National Examination Council

6

Regional Development

  • Coast Development Authority

  • Ewaso Ng’iro North Development Authority

  • Ewaso Ng’iro South Development Authority

  • Kerio Valley Development Authority

  • Lake Basin Development Authority

  • Tana and Athi Rivers Development

7

Tertiary Education & Training

  • Cooperative College of Kenya

  • Kenya College of Communications Technology

  • Kenya Medical Training College

  • Kenya Utalii College

  • Kenya Water Institute

8

Regulatory

  • Kenya Veterinary Board

  • Kenya Leather Development Council

  • Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority

  • Capital Markets Authority

  • Catering and Tourism Development Levy Trustee

  • Coffee Board of Kenya

  • Commission for University Education

  • Communication authority​​

  • Council for Legal Education

  • Energy Regulatory Commission

  • Export Promotion Council

  • Horticultural Crops Development Authority

  • Kenya Bureau of Standards

  • Kenya Dairy Board

  • Kenya Industrial Property Institute

  • Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services

  • Kenya Sisal Board

  • Kenya Sugar Board

  • Maritime Authority

  • ​​ National Environment Management Authority

  • National Irrigation Board

  • Public Benefits Organizations Regulatory Authority

  • Tea Board of Kenya

  • Water Services Regulatory Board

  • Transport Licensing Board

  • Catering Training & Tourism Development Levy Trustees

  • Export Promotion Council

  • Export Processing Zones Authority

  • Kenya Bureau of Standards

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