Investment Process

Paying Taxes

The Kenyan tax system comprises both direct and indirect form of taxes. These include Income Tax, Customs and Excise Duties and Value Added Tax (VAT). The Government of Kenya, through the Kenya Revenue Authority, requires all companies and all workers to pay taxes. These taxes can be filed online on

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Access To Finance

All businesses require working capital to operate, to grow and to compete successfully. Promoting access to finance for small and medium-size firms has been on the agenda of Kenya's government. All major commercial banks (Standard Chartered Bank, Equity Bank, Barclays Bank and Family Bank) have branches within Machakos County. Apart from the credit facilities offered by these banks and other financial institutions, some of the opportunities backed by the government and are accessible at the national level, include:

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Buying and Renting Property

Implementing institutions for Registering Property in Kenya have a mandate to enforce and implement various aspects of the land and real property laws. They include;

  • Ministry of Lands, Responsible for development of national land Policy
  • Lands Registry, mandated to register property in Kenya
  • Machakos County Government
  • Land Control Boards

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Getting Electricity

Kenya Power and Lighting Company is the sole distributor of electricity in Kenya. For new connections, one is required to fill Electricity Application Forms (Link to KPLC application form) and pay a refundable deposit. Power is billed in Kenya Shillings per Kilowatt hour. Other charges in electricity bills include Fuel Costs Adjustment charge,

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Starting A Business

The principal types of business enterprises in Kenya are:

  • Registered Companies (Private and Public)
  • Branch offices of companies registered outside Kenya
  • Partnerships
  • Sole Proprietorships; and
  • Societies

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