Region: Kenya

Kenyan abuse proposals put antitrust authority and telecoms regulator on collision path

Kenya's antitrust agency has said it will continue challenging anticompetitive conduct in telecoms markets after the government proposed giving the communications regulator exclusive jurisdiction over abuse of dominance cases in that sector.

08 June 2023

East African Community and Kenya to harmonise merger regimes by 2025

The East African Community is making concrete steps towards harmonised antitrust enforcement across its seven member countries, with an agreement to share information and introduce a single merger notification system with Kenya’s competition enforcer by the end of next year.

22 May 2023

Kenya’s first competition chief joins private practice

Bowmans has hired Francis Wang'ombe Kariuki, the first-ever head of Kenya’s antitrust enforcer, as a senior competition consultant in Nairobi.

10 May 2023

Kenya probes online food delivery market

Kenya's antitrust enforcer will open a market inquiry to assess competition in the online food delivery market, which could result in regulatory and policy reform.

07 March 2023

UPDATE: Unilever settles abuse of buyer power probe in Kenya

The Competition Authority of Kenya has settled an abuse of buyer power investigation into Unilever after the company promised to reduce payment deadlines to its suppliers and increase procurement from local businesses.

25 January 2023

Kenya appoints acting competition boss

The Competition Authority of Kenya has named Adano Wario as its interim head following the departure of the agency’s first-ever director-general Wang'ombe Kariuki.

11 January 2023

African enforcers adopt joint approach in digital markets

Competition authorities in Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria and South Africa have announced plans to harmonise merger notification frameworks and start sharing information as part of a push to “work more closely” in scrutinising digital markets across Africa.

21 February 2022

Carrefour franchisee abused its buyer power, Kenyan tribunal rules

Kenya’s Competition Tribunal has upheld a decision by the country’s antitrust enforcer ordering Carrefour’s local franchisee to amend all of its agreements with suppliers that include provisions related to forced rebates and the return of stock.

27 April 2021

Kenya proposes easing cooperation rules

Kenya’s antitrust watchdog plans to allow competitor collaborations in certain “economic priority sectors” over the next two years to help spearhead post-covid-19 economic recovery.

04 February 2021

Kenyan court dismisses lawsuit against competition enforcer

A Kenyan court has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that the country’s competition authority failed to tackle the dominance of Kenya Power while rejecting a request to break up the incumbent electricity company.

26 October 2020

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