Registration Process of a Community Based Organization (CBO) In KENYA


Community Based Organization (CBO) in Kenya.

A community based organization (CBO) is a registered non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organization. CBO registered is guided by the Community Group Registration Act 2022. It clearly spells out how to register a CBO and regulations CBO need to abide by post registration

Within community-based organizations (CBOs), there are many variations in terms of size and organizational structure.Community-based organization (CBOs) should a written constitution and a minimum of ten members for it to be formally registered and incorporated.

For a community-based organization (CBO) to be registered in Kenya through the State Department for social protection, the members need to attend a pre- registration training. This training is normally conducted by the officer in charge and done at the constituency office

Each constituency has a charge for the training and hours of training. Once done with the training, members are given a certificate of participation, which is a requirement when registering the CBO.

The requirements for registration of a Community based organization (CBO) 

  1. Name search; members must provide a unique name during the registration
  2. Minutes of the meeting seeking registration and showing elected officials.
  3. List of members duly signed with name, position, id number and signatures.,
  4. CBOs BY-LAWS/RULES. Should as stipulated by Community Group Registration Act 2022
  5. CBO proposed physical address, email address and telephone number
  6. Certificate of Participation
  7. Registration fee.

CBO registration is now online and members need to have an ecitizen account in order to complete the registration.

Once registered the community based organization shall be required to submit half year progress report to the registering authority and also allow accessibility of its records.

Briantony International Consultancy offers registration services for CBOs. You will be required to fill the registration form and provide the necessary documents. We will complete the registration process for you at an affordable price. We can also incorporate the Community-Based Organization (CBO) for the larger and more formal CBOs. Once registered the community-based organization qualify to become a member of Community-based organizations.



  • rashid abdalla

    July 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

    how much is needed for registration process


    • ANthony Njuguna

      July 25, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      Thanks for your enquiry,
      The following are the requirements for registration of a CBO.
      1. Fill the CBO registration form and have it signed by; the chief of the location where the CBO will be operating from or the assistant chief, the department of gender and social services and the Division social development committee.
      2. Provide Minutes of the meeting seeking registration and showing elected officials.
      3. Provide the CBOs BY-LAWS/RULES.
      4. Amalgamation-Memorandum of Understanding where applicable.
      5. The form and the requirements are submitted to the District gender and social development committee.
      6. Once registered the certificate shall be renewed annually.
      7. Once the group is registered it shall be required to submit half year progress report to the registering authority.
      8. The CBO must allow accessibility of its records to the registering authority on demand.
      9. The CBO shall pay approved registration fee.

      We charge a reasonable fee of Kshs 20000 for the whole process including preparation of the constitution.
      Please let me know when we can start the process
      Kind regards


      • Cleo

        March 7, 2022 at 6:54 am

        Is there any procedure required where one of the members is not a citizen.


    • ANthony Njuguna

      August 30, 2016 at 9:20 am

      I replied. When are you starting the registration process


  • Maya Ndubai

    August 17, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Dear Anthony,

    we are a group of about a thousand women from TIgania west having been engaged into various agricultural activities and now we would like to merge the 15 groups into a CBO whereby our primarily activity will be to empower financially our members through loans that are subsidized! Could you kindly guide us through the process I would appreciate it very much!

    In case you need any clarification please contact me 0717700528

    Many thanks,



    • ANthony Njuguna

      August 30, 2016 at 9:18 am

      We talked. Contact Anthony at +254) 712 107 233


  • Okirga Pius

    September 1, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Thank for the informantion.


  • Emongonyang Pius Gideon

    September 1, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Hello Anthony Am a student of Social Works and Community Development at Africa College of Aviation and Management (ACAM) Here in Nairobi. ADM No. CD002F2/035/15. Please help me and explain the following. 1 . The history, advantages and disadvantages of CBO’S in Kenya ?. 2 . Why should the Goverment encourage the formantion of CBO’s ?. 3 . The problems/short comings that are associated with CBO’s in Kenya ?. 4. Where do thise CBO’s get their funds/who funds this CBO’s ?. 5. The main goals of CBO’s in Kenya ?. 6. Why are CBO’s formed/Reason’s to the formantion of CBO’s ?. 7.Why are few CBO’s in Kenya ?. 8. Examples of CBO’s In Kenya and what they do. 9. Are there some CBO’s in Busia County what about Turkan(like which one “atleast 5”) ?. This is my phone no. 0791955565.


  • okiria

    September 4, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    i can’t beleive that my question was been ignored to hell with cbo’s


  • Ephent Okoth Ongondo

    September 5, 2016 at 6:44 am

    We are planning to register a foundation (Dan Ephent & Lavent Foundation) to care for Widows, Orphaned and the vulnerable children living in the slums and rural areas in Kenya and wider East African region. Kindly reach me via 0715465620 for more discussion on the same. Thanks


  • Binagwaho Gakunju

    September 13, 2016 at 6:55 am

    To whom it may concern,

    I am currently mobilizing a group in Mukurweini constituency of Nyeri county to register as a CBO. Once the mobilization is complete, the group may be in need of your services to complete the process. I am spearheading a fundraising campaign for this exercise, but i would like to talk to somebody first to get all the details of the services that Briantony can provide for us to achieve this goal.



  • jeroen

    September 17, 2016 at 11:33 am


    I have a few questions regarding cbo’s:

    1. is the registration record publically available? What i mean by that is if it is possible for anyone to find out who is involved in a specific CBO, like board of directors, members and so on

    2. Can the half year progress report be obtained by interested individuals or companies who are not directly involved in a cbo ?

    The reason for asking this is that i am being asked to participate in a specific CBO and i would like to know if the records of this CBO can be obtained and if so how if the CBO does not want to provide extra information.

    Thank you for reading



  • James

    September 26, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Where can one get the CBO registration forms?


  • we want to start a c b o in isiolo can we then expand to another county?

    September 27, 2016 at 2:04 pm



  • abdirahman boru jaldesa

    September 27, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    thanks for assisting


  • abdirahman

    September 27, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    cost of thegestration a c b o in isiolo kenya


  • Gerry Omulo

    September 27, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Hello can an organisation registered by the NGO coordination board deregister and register as a CBO/ WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS ?


  • Beatrice Obodha

    October 4, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    I would wish to register a CBO kindly may I have someone to hold my hand and walk with me


  • Timothy Njoka

    October 31, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Kindly give me a contact person I need to register a CBO soon.


  • Michael mushi

    November 5, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    king majanga from arusha in ticd would like you my organizer to directing me on who i could introduced my CBO


  • sharon

    November 14, 2018 at 5:46 am

    hi…i would wish to register a community based organization with our main objective being eradicating fgm,how can i get the forms and how much do you charge for registration?0715053555


  • Dennis

    November 17, 2018 at 6:21 am

    how much


  • Wairimu

    November 17, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    I wish to register a cbo , please send me the requirements and charges.



  • Valentine Nkoyo

    December 5, 2018 at 9:19 am

    What’s the difference between a small and big CBO in Kenya please?


  • john wambugu kanyungu

    December 10, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    I intend to open an NGO or CBO kindly advice call 0725646070


  • Paul Sadera

    May 27, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Tell me how to register a cbo which will be able to deal with human wildlife conflict and how much does it cost


  • Nimrod Yegon

    June 4, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    I love this organisation,I would just want to ask if CBO is based in every county and are their offices located thare?


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