The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2017

Kenya: Overview

22 July 2016

The Kenyan competition regime was overhauled in 2010 with the enactment of the Competition Act of 2010 (the Act), which came into operation in 2011. The Act’s primary purpose is to promote and safeguard competition in the national economy, to protect consumers from unfair and misleading market conduct and to establish and provide for the powers and functions of the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) and the Competition Tribunal. Kenya is also subject to the COMESA Competition Regulations (the COMESA Regulations), which were operationalised in 2013 and the East African Community Competition Act 2006 (the EAC Act), which is not yet operational but is likely to be operationalised before the end of 2016.

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