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Please see below for a summary of payment terms in Kenya and the various industries across which payment term legislation appears. You can also download a summary of all Kenyan payment terms by clicking the button below.
Industries Laws Codes Notes
Government
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Construction
Manufacturing
Retail_agriculture
Services

LAWS

The Prompt Payment Bill 2020 sets a maximum payment term of 90 days for government procurement where there is no contract.

  • Government
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The Prompt Payment Bill 2021 sets a framework for interest on the late payment of invoices by all national and county government entities, as well as private companies. Invoices must be paid on the date agreed or within 90 days of completion or invoice, where no written contract exists. Criminal penalties may also apply in deliberate cases of late payment.

  • Government
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  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail_agriculture
  • Services
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CODES

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Association of Kenya Suppliers (AKS) and Retail Trade Association of Kenya (RETRAK) signed the Retail Trade Code of Practice to guide Prompt Payment in the Retail Sector, following the recommendation of the State Department for Trade.

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NOTES

The State Department for Trade has recommended future regulation limiting terms to 7 days for fresh food and 30 to 45 days for other suppliers.

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