Office of the Official Receiver In Insolvency

Who We Are

The Office of the Official Receiver In Insolvency is established under the Insolvency Act, 2015 as the Official Receiver in Insolvency. The office is a department under the Business Registration Service, a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency under the Office of the Attorney General & Department of Justice. Our governing law is the Insolvency Act, 2015 and its Regulations.

About Us

To make the business sector competitive by streamlining and automating the business registration processes, in line with international best practices and global trends to ensure quality delivery of services and facilitate the ease of doing business in Kenya

To be a world-class leader in providing quality and efficient services to the corporate community and entrepreneurs.


  • Implementation of the Insolvency Act 2015 and its Regulations.
  • Regulate Insolvency Practice in Kenya.
  • Manage affairs of Bankrupts’ estates (Bankruptcy Trustee).
  • Liquidation and administration of insolvent and financially distressed companies.
  • Investigate into the conduct of any person or company subject to the Insolvency Act.
  • Act as officers of the Court.
  • Investigate offences under the Insolvency Act.


The Insolvency Act, no. 18 of 2015 was enacted on 11th September, 2015. The Act consolidates provisions on Bankruptcy and Winding-up of companies which were previously under the Bankruptcy Act, Cap 53(repealed) and the Companies Act, Cap. 486(repealed) respectively and introduced a progressive legal regime. In a bid to ensure that it is practical and easy to apply, we are currently amending the Insolvency Act.

You can get further information on the proposed Amendments on the Business Registration Service’s website (

Our Services

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Administration of the Act

Implementation of the Official Receiver’s Service Charter, Facilitating legal framework, Implementation of the Insolvency Act, 2015 and its subsidiary legislation - Bankruptcy, Liquidation...

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Case Management

The State Counsel shall be responsible for the conduct of the case file until the same is either closed upon termination of proceedings and all internal file management processes or upon re-allocation of the file to another State Counsel.

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Legal Opinions

Where legal advice is sought from the office the following procedure shall apply;

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Insolvency Practitioners License

Requirements for issuance of a license to act as insolvency practitioners under the insolvency act, 2015 and the insolvency regulations, 2016

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