The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2017

Kenya: Competition Authority

Kenya’s law on competition, Competition Act No. 12 of 2010 (the Act) came into force on 1 August 2011. The objective of the Act is to promote effective competition in markets, and subsequently enhance the welfare of the people of Kenya. The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) uses the following tools to achieve this objective: the regulation of market structure (merger regime), market conduct (enforcement and compliance), consumer protection and acting as the government’s adviser on competition matters through, inter alia, conducting market inquiries and reviewing proposed government policies, procedures and legislation to assess their effects on competition.

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