Annual Returns

All Limited companies are required by law to file annual returns every year with the Registrar of companies no later than twenty-eight (28) days from the return date.
Lexserve Registrars, Corporate secretarial services covers filing of your company’s return inclusive of the KES 1,000 filing fee.

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How to file annual returns in Kenya

Annual Returns should be filed by all limited companies exactly One year and 6 months after incorporation.

Annual returns – is a document that indicates your company’s financial health and status.

Annual Returns highlight and include the following:

a) The Name of the company
b) The structure of the company;
c) The shareholding;
d) The division of shares;
e) The Nominal capital;
f) The names and addresses of the directors and shareholders in a company;
g) The current registered office of the company and ;
h) Details of the company secretary.

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Corporate Secretarial Services (Essential Secretary Package)

  • Facilitating and/or attending Extra-Ordinary General Meetings and Board Meetings;
  • Facilitating induction training for new directors comprising guidance on directors’ duties, responsibilities and powers;
  • Facilitating appointment and exit of shareholders through preparation of relevant documents and updating the Client’s records with the Companies Registry as and when changes occur;
  • Routine Annual Filing
  • Performing Corporate Governance Audits;
  • Undertaking Annual Board evaluations;
  • Facilitating Capital restructure of the Client;
  • Facilitating and attending Client’s General Meetings other than the Annual General Meeting;
  • Facilitating the listing of the Client on the stock exchange;
  • Reminders on filing deadlines
  • Preparation of procedural codes including Codes of Ethics, Employee disciplinary procedures; conflict of interest manuals et cetera; and
  • any other services that may be deemed necessary by the Client and agreed upon with the Secretary.

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Additional services you may need:

  1. Share Transfer
  2. Changing a company secretary
  3. Register Intellectual Property such as Trademarks, Copyrights
  4. Document Review & Legal Advisory
  5. Alternative Dispute Resolution


Annual Returns should be lodged within twenty-eight (28) days from the return date. Any filing outside this twenty-eight (28) will be a late filing and will attract a penalty of KES. 500 .

The directors/ Company Secretary will need to file the following documents:

  • a Notice of appointment of secretaries and their particulars(Form CR 10)
  • Notice of residential address / change of residential address of secretaries (Form CR 12); and
  • An extract from the minutes of the Board meeting appointing the secretary(ies).
  • A Letter of Consent to Act as a Secretary
  • During the Statutory time
  • When there is a change of company directors (Appointment/Resignation)
  • When effecting change that affects the beneficial ownership
  • When you are registering a charge/encumbrance/ debentures
  • Change of address of the Directors
  • Change of share capital of the company

The company secretary can file the Annual Returns online via ecitizen portal BRS.