Clear hurdles in way of international NGOs

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i addresses reporters about vetting of firearm holders, in Nairobi on February 26, 2019. The law empowers the Interior Cabinet secretary to exempt NGOs operating under a certificate of exemption, upon application, from registration under the Companies Act. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The board categorically prohibits any reference to an affiliation between the international NGO and its parent organisation.
  • The parent organisation should be able to exercise direct control of the international NGO and dictate its policy as a matter of right.

Kenya is the undisputed darling of international charitable organisations in East African region. Yet the law governing their status is almost as murky as the law of the jungle.

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