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


What is a Community Based Organization (CBO) in Kenya.

A community based organization (CBO) is a registered non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organization.

The Department of gender and Social development does the registering of the Community based Organization in kenya. The Community Group Registration Act 2022 guides the CBO registration. It clearly spells out how to register a Community Based Organization in Kenya and regulations CBO need to abide by, post registration.

Community-based organizations (CBOs) vary widely in size and organizational structure. Moreover, to be formally registered and incorporated, a CBO should have a written constitution and at least ten members.

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. The officer in charge conducts the training.

Each constituency has a charge for the training and designated hours of training. Furthermore, members receive a certificate of participation after completing the training, which is a requirement for registering the CBO.

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

  1. During the name search, members must provide a unique name for 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. Therefore, members need to have an ecitizen account in order to complete the registration.

After registering, the community-based organization must submit a half-year progress report to the registering authority and grant access to its records

Briantony International Consultancy offers registration services for CBOs. Fill the registration form and provide the necessary documents. We will complete the registration process for you at an affordable price. Moeover, we incorporate the Community-Based Organization (CBO) for the larger and more formal CBOs. After registration, the community-based organization qualify to become a member of Community-based organizations.



  • Avatar for rashid abdalla
    rashid abdalla

    July 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

    how much is needed for registration process


    • Avatar for ANthony Njuguna
      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


      • Avatar for Cleo

        March 7, 2022 at 6:54 am

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


    • Avatar for ANthony Njuguna
      ANthony Njuguna

      August 30, 2016 at 9:20 am

      I replied. When are you starting the registration process


  • Avatar for Maya Ndubai
    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,



    • Avatar for ANthony Njuguna
      ANthony Njuguna

      August 30, 2016 at 9:18 am

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


  • Avatar for Okirga Pius
    Okirga Pius

    September 1, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Thank for the informantion.


  • Avatar for Emongonyang Pius Gideon
    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.


  • Avatar for okiria

    September 4, 2016 at 4:17 pm

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


  • Avatar for Ephent Okoth Ongondo
    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


  • Avatar for Binagwaho Gakunju
    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.



  • Avatar for 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



  • Avatar for James

    September 26, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Where can one get the CBO registration forms?


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

    September 27, 2016 at 2:04 pm



  • Avatar for abdirahman boru jaldesa
    abdirahman boru jaldesa

    September 27, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    thanks for assisting


  • Avatar for abdirahman

    September 27, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    cost of thegestration a c b o in isiolo kenya


  • Avatar for Gerry Omulo
    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 ?


  • Avatar for Beatrice Obodha
    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


  • Avatar for Timothy Njoka
    Timothy Njoka

    October 31, 2018 at 1:14 pm

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


  • Avatar for Michael mushi
    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


  • Avatar for 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


  • Avatar for Dennis

    November 17, 2018 at 6:21 am

    how much


  • Avatar for Wairimu

    November 17, 2018 at 12:25 pm

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



  • Avatar for Valentine Nkoyo
    Valentine Nkoyo

    December 5, 2018 at 9:19 am

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


  • Avatar for john wambugu kanyungu
    john wambugu kanyungu

    December 10, 2018 at 2:51 pm

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


  • Avatar for Paul Sadera
    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


  • Avatar for Nimrod Yegon
    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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