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PBO Timeline

While CSOs are diverse in nature, there are also many registration and regulatory regimes for CSOs in Kenya, making it difficult for effective legal and statutory compliance and accountability for CSOs.

The various including the NGO Coordination Act of 1990, the Companies Act Cap 486 (for Companies Limited by Guarantee), Societies Act CAP 108, Trustee Perpetual Succession Act CAP 164, and Trustees Act CAP 167 have been unable to adequately accommodate the diverse spectrum of the civil society organizations.

Below is a timeline of legislation for CSOs in Kenya