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The Board’s attention has been drawn to reports that NGOs are being directed to pay subscription fees to the NGOs Council or they face deregistration.

The Board wishes to clarify to members of the public, NGOs and other stakeholders that ONLY the NGOs CO-ORDINATION BOARD has the power to suspend or deregister any registered NGOs for violating the law.

The Board has NOT made any resolution in the recent past to deregister any NGO.

The Board wishes to inform all NGOs that membership to the NGOs Council is voluntary.

The Constitution of Kenya provides for the right to Freedom of Association which includes the right to form, join or participate in the activities of an association of any kind.

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Donor Related Investigations on NGOs and Conflict Resolution Arising Therefrom


Posted on 5th-August-2013


Your attention is drawn to the High Court judgement of 7th March 2011 in which the High court of Kenya ruled that it is within the mandate of the NGOs Co-ordination Board, as a Regulator, to review or investigate financial accounts of NGOs and/or demand for documents relating thereto in the course of such investigation. The NGOs Board is also mandated to prescribe rules of procedures in carrying out ...Read more



The Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board (ISO 9001:2008 Certified) simply referred to as the NGOs Co-ordination Board was established by an Act of Parliament in 1990 and commenced its business on June 15, 1992. The main reason for the creation of the Board was to streamline the registration and Co-ordination of NGOs. Read more

Functions of the Board

As set out in section 7 of the Act, the broad functions of the NGOs Co-ordination Board are: -

  1. To register, co-ordinate and facilitate the work of all national and international NGOs operating in Kenya

  2. To maintain a register of national and International Non-Governmental Organizations operating in Kenya, with their precise sectors, affiliations and locations of their activities

  3. To receive, discuss, analyze and evaluate the annual reports of Non-Governmental Organizations...

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