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Governance, Risk and Compliance - The Kenyan Insurance Industry

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Governance, Risk and Compliance - The Kenyan Insurance Industry
Published: January 16, 2020 Content info: 66 Pages

GlobalData's 'Governance, Risk and Compliance - The Kenyan Insurance Industry' report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in the Kenya.

It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries.

The report brings together GlobalData's research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the country. The report also includes the scope of non-admitted insurance in the country.

Key Highlights

  • The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) regulates the Kenyan insurance industry
  • Motor third-party liability insurance and workmen's compensation are the key classes of compulsory insurance in Kenya
  • Composite insurance is permitted in Kenya
  • Up to 66.7% FDI is permitted in the Kenyan insurance industry. However, 100% FDI is permitted for EAC partner states.
  • The placement of non-admitted insurance contracts is not permitted in Kenya. However, some exceptions are applicable

The report provides insights into the governance, risk and compliance framework pertaining to the insurance industry in the Kenya, including -

  • An overview of the insurance regulatory framework in the Kenya.
  • The latest key changes, and changes expected in the country's insurance regulatory framework.
  • Key regulations and market practices related to different types of insurance product in the country.
  • Rules and regulations pertaining to key classes of compulsory insurance, and the scope of non-admitted insurance in the Kenya.
  • Key parameters including licensing requirements, permitted foreign direct investment, minimum capital requirements, solvency and reserve requirements, and investment regulations.
  • Details of the tax and legal systems in the country.


  • The report covers details of the insurance regulatory framework in the Kenya.
  • The report contains details of the rules and regulations governing insurance products and insurance entities.
  • The report lists and analyzes key trends and developments pertaining to the country's insurance regulatory framework.
  • The report analyzes the rules and regulations pertaining to the establishment and operation of insurance businesses in the country.
  • The report provides details of taxation imposed on insurance products and insurance companies.

Reasons to buy

  • Gain insights into the insurance regulatory framework in the Kenya.
  • Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting the Kenyan insurance industry.
  • Gain detailed information about the key regulations governing the establishment and operation of insurance entities in the country.
  • Understand key regulations and market practices pertaining to various types of insurance product.
Table of Contents
Product Code: GDIS0032RR

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

  • 1.1. What is this Report About?
  • 1.2. Definitions


  • 2.1. Legislation Overview and Historical Evolution
  • 2.2. Latest Changes in Regulation
  • 2.3. Legislation and Market Practice by Type of Insurance
    • 2.3.1. Life insurance
    • 2.3.2. Property insurance
    • 2.3.3. Motor insurance
    • 2.3.4. Liability insurance
    • 2.3.5. Marine, aviation and transit insurance
    • 2.3.6. Personal accident and health insurance
  • 2.4. Compulsory Insurance
    • 2.4.1. Motor third-party liability insurance
    • 2.4.2. Workmen's compensation insurance
    • 2.4.3. Professional indemnity insurance for brokers and agents
    • 2.4.4. Liability insurance for ship owners in respect of oil pollution
  • 2.5. Supervision and Control
    • 2.5.1. International Association of Insurance Supervisors
    • 2.5.2. African Insurance Organization
    • 2.5.3. Insurance Regulatory Authority
    • 2.5.4. Association of Kenya Insurers
  • 2.6. Non-Admitted Insurance Regulations
    • 2.6.1. Overview
    • 2.6.2. Intermediaries
    • 2.6.3. Market practices
    • 2.6.4. Fines and Penalties
  • 2.7. Company Registration and Operations
    • 2.7.1. Type of insurance organization
    • 2.7.2. Establishing a local company
    • 2.7.3. Foreign ownership
    • 2.7.4. Types of license
    • 2.7.5. Capital requirements
    • 2.7.6. Solvency margin
    • 2.7.7. Reserve requirements
    • 2.7.8. Investment regulations
    • 2.7.9. Statutory return requirements
    • 2.7.10. Fee structure
  • 2.8. Taxation
    • 2.8.1. Insurance premium or policy taxation
    • 2.8.2. Withholding taxes on premium paid overseas
    • 2.8.3. Corporate tax
    • 2.8.4. VAT
    • 2.8.5. Captives
  • 2.9. Legal System
    • 2.9.1. Introduction
    • 2.9.2. Access to court
    • 2.9.3. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)


  • 3.1. Methodology
  • 3.2. Contact GlobalData
  • 3.3. About GlobalData
  • 3.4. GlobalData's Services
  • 3.5. Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Insurance Industry Definitions
  • Table 2: Kenya - Insurance Regulatory Framework Key Features
  • Table 3: Kenya - Bond Investment Commission rates
  • Table 4: Kenya - Industrial Life Business
  • Table 5: Kenya - Ordinary Life Business (Individual Life Policies)
  • Table 6: Kenya - Superannuation Business (including Group Life Policies)
  • Table 7: Kenya - Property Insurance Commission Rates
  • Table 8: Kenya - Life Insurance Regulatory Framework
  • Table 9: Kenya - Property Insurance Regulatory Framework
  • Table 10: Kenya - Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework
  • Table 11: Kenya - No-Claims Discount
  • Table 12: Kenya - Liability Insurance Regulatory Framework
  • Table 13: Kenya - Corporate Tax Rates for the Financial Year 2019

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Kenya - Insurance Supervision and Control at Various Levels
  • Figure 2: Kenya - Insurance Regulatory Frameworks for Company Registration and Operation
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