List Of Regulatory Bodies In Kenya

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


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