Guidelines for Companies on the Conduct of Hybrid and Virtual General Meetings During the COVID-19 Period

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it unprecedented disruptions in the corporate world. The Government of Kenya, in a bid to combat the spread of the virus, issued directives including the imposition of restrictions on public gatherings. This essentially meant that companies are not able to conduct their Annual General Meetings (“AGMs”) in the usual […]

The first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) was reported in Kenya on 13th March, 2020 and with it came the disruption of Kenyan business on an unprecedented scale. Businesses have had to cut down on operations with many being forced to reduce operating costs, lay off workers, close down branches, among other measures. The snowball effect […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted numerous companies and businesses globally with the result that many are currently facing financial difficulties including possible insolvency, closure and/or an uncertain future. In these difficult circumstances, it is important that directors and business owners understand the options available to them with a view to either rescue and revive their […]

A pandemic is a disease that spreads over a wide geographic area across international boundaries and affects an exceptionally high portion of the population. Typically, a pandemic emerges without warning, with the population having no or limited natural immunity against it. A pandemic spreads fast, and there is no vaccine or cure available against it, […]

The COVID-19 pandemic raises data protection issues as most organizations begin to grapple with the data protection ramifications with regard to personal data that might relate to the pandemic e.g. travel history, proximity or contact with infected individuals, underlying health conditions or vulnerability, etc. Indeed, one of the proposed ways to check the spread of […]

Following the announcement of the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Kenya on 13th March 2020, the National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCAJ) promptly issued directions scaling down the operations of Courts countrywide aimed at finding a balance between keeping the wheels of justice turning whilst safeguarding the health of both the judicial staff […]

On 11th March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, which is defined as “an epidemic occurring worldwide, or over a very wide area, crossing international boundaries and usually affecting a large number of people”. Since then, the economic threat posed by the novel coronavirus has rapidly turned from a looming threat […]

Further to the earlier directives issued by the Ministry of Lands and the Office of the Attorney General, further guidelines have been issued with respect to the operations of the Lands and Companies Registries in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a summary of the further guidelines:-           1. […]

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented instability in the employment sector with employers currently faced with the difficult balancing act of ensuring business continuity and sustainability while at the same time ensuring the safety and well-being of employees. Many businesses are undergoing massive financial challenges during this period and are being forced […]

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic come widespread economic challenges affecting the world at large with no country spared. Kenya on its part has seen a decline in economic and business activities following the announcement of the Coronavirus cases in Kenya. In the result, the security of employment and businesses of many Kenyans is […]