The licensing process commences with the submission of a duly completed application form that should be completed in English. Application forms are available for download at the License Application Forms section of this page. All applications must be addressed to the Authority.
Within the form, there are details of the minimum requirements for acceptance of any licence application. Generally, all applicants should meet the following minimum conditions:
- The entity should be registered in Kenya as a limited liability company, sole proprietor, Co-operative Society or partnership.
- Have a duly registered office and permanent premises in Kenya.
- In case of a company should provide copy of certificate of shareholding –CR12
- Co-operative Societies should provide Minutes of their last AGM held, by-laws and letters of proof or registration by the Ministry of Co-operatives or the appropriate Ministry.
- Company with foreign ownership Issue at least 20% of its shares to Kenyans on or before the end of three years after receiving a license.
- Provide a valid tax compliance and PIN certificate
Upon receipt of the application, the following process ensues:
- Payment of the prescribed non-refundable application fee (currently Ksh.5, 000).
- Publishing of the applicant’s name in the Kenya Gazette upon endorsement by the Communication Licensing Committee and awaits the expiry of 30 days within which representations on the application from interested parties could be raised.
- Upon expiry of the 30 days period and without representation from interested parties, the application is forwarded to the Board for further consideration and approval.
- The applicant is advised on the license fee payable.
- Issuance of the postal/courier license.