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Office of the Official Receiver in Insolvency

Insolvency • Bankruptcy

Our Mandate

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.

The Official Receiver in Insolvency deals with Licensing & Supervision of Insolvency Practitioners, administration & supervision of Bankruptcy of Natural persons & Administration and Liquidation of Companies. The office carries out the functions under the Insolvency Act, No. 18 of 2015 and Bankruptcy Act (Cap 53 Laws of Kenya (repealed)) and Companies Act (Cap 486 Laws of Kenya (repealed)) respectively.

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.


Our Services

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...

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.

Legal Opinions

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


News & Updates


How the Insolvency Law 2015 can assist debtors during the COVID-19 period

Given the local and global effects of this pandemic, it is more likely that many people and businesses will face some insolvency related problems. What is the test to determine insolvency?

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Service Delivery under Covid-19

Please note that our services are available with a minimal interruption in the turnaround time of service delivery taking into account that we have put in place skeleton staff working in rotation to support our operations during this period.

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Amendments to the Insolvency Act

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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