This is a list of regulatory bodies in Kenya. Regulatory bodies are government agencies or public authorities that are legally established to oversee certain practices and industries. The regulatory bodies formulate and enforce policies and laws that govern the operations of particular entities.
Here is a list of regulatory bodies in Kenya.
1. Central Bank Of Kenya
Central Bank is a public institution that is established under Article 231 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. It is responsible for formulating monetary policies to achieve and maintain price stability and issuing currency.
Central Bank headquarters are located in Nairobi. It has branches in Kisumu, Kisii, Eldoret and centres in Nyeri, Nakuru, Meru and Kisii.
Central Bank Of Kenya Contacts
Location: (Headquarters) Haile Selassie Avenue, Nairobi
Contacts: +254 20 286 0000, +254 709 081 000, +254 709 083 000
2. Capital Markets Authority
It is a regulating body tasked with supervising, licensing and monitoring the activities of market intermediaries, including the stock exchange and the central deposit settlement system.
Location: Embankment Plaza, 3rd Floor, Upperhill
Contacts: 0722 207 767, 020 226 4400
3. Insurance Regulatory Authority
It is a statutory government agency that was established to regulate, supervise and develop the insurance industry.
4. Communications Authority Of Kenya
It is the regulatory authority for the communications sector in Kenya.
Contacts: 0703 042 000, 0730 172 000
5. Kenya Investment Authority
It is responsible for facilitating the implementation of new investments and existing projects and organizing investment promotions both locally and internationally.
6. Kenya Revenue Authority
KRA was established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 469 of the laws of Kenya, to collect revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya.
7. Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
The authority regulates and oversees aviation safety and security, economic regulation of air services and the development of civil aviation.
8. Kenya National Highways Authority
It is responsible for the development, rehabilitation and maintenance of all national trunk roads.
9. Kenya Bureau Of Standards
It is the premier government agency for the provision of standards, metrology and conformity assessment services.
10. Competition Authority Of Kenya
The authority’s mandate is to enforce the Competition Act, by enforcing and promoting effective competition in the markets.
11. National Environment Management Authority
It is the principal government body for the implementation of all policies relating to the environment.
12. Betting Control And Licensing Board
It regulates, licenses, advises and provides guidance to individuals and businesses that offer gaming in Kenya.
13. Kenya Film Classification Board
It was established to regulate the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution and exhibition of film and broadcast content with the aim of promoting our culture and national values.
14. Pharmacy And Poisons Board
It is the drug regulatory authority that regulates the practice of pharmacy and manufacture and trade in drugs and poison.
15. Retirement Benefits Authority
The authority is mandated to regulate and supervise the establishment and management of retirement benefit schemes.
16. SACCO Societies Regulatory Authority
The authority was established to regulate, supervise and develop the Sacco industry by promoting sound business practices.
17. Kenya Maritime Authority
It was established in 2004 as the agency in charge of regulatory oversight over the Kenya maritime industry.
18. Public Procurement Regulatory Authority
Head Office Location: National Bank Building, 11th Floor, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi.
Contact: 020 324 4000
19. Kenya Medical Practitioners And Dentists Council
Location: Woodlands Road, Hurlingham, Nairobi
Contacts: 0720 771 478, 0738 504 112, 011 009 7237
20. Tourism Regulatory Authority
It is a corporate body established under the Section 4 of Tourism Act No 28 of 2011. It is mandated to regulate the tourism sector in Kenya.
21.Nursing Council Of Kenya
It is the only professional regulatory body for all cadres of nurses and midwives in Kenya.
Location: NCK Plaza, Kabarnet Road, Nairobi
Contacts: 0721 920 567, 0733 924 669
22. Agriculture And Food Authority
Location: Tea House, Naivasha Road, Off Ngong Road, Nairobi
Contacts: 0722 200 556, 0734 600 944
23. Media Council Of Kenya
The council sets media standards and ensures compliance with the standards.
24. Water Services Regulatory Board
Location: NHIF Building, Ngong Road, Nairobi
Contacts: 0709 482 000, 020 273 3561
25. Kenya Airports Authority
It is an autonomous body that was established in 1991 through an Act of Parliament, to provide and manage a coordinated system of airports in the country.
26. Kenya Ports Authority
Its mandate is to maintain, operate, improve and regulate all sea and inland waterway ports in Kenya.
27. Energy And Petroleum Regulatory Authority
Location: Eagle Africa Centre, Upperhill, Nairobi
Contacts: 0722 200 947, 0708 444 000
28. Private Security Regulatory Authority
The authority regulates and governs the operations of all private security firms in Kenya.
29. Export Processing Zones Authority
Its mandate is to promote and facilitate export oriented investments and to develop an enabling environment for such investments.
30. NGO Coordination Board
The board is responsible for registering, facilitating and coordinating all national and international NGOs operating in Kenya.
Location: Co-operative Bank House, Haile Selassie Avenue, Nairobi
Contacts: 020 221 4044