Parts II, III, IX and XII of the Companies Act 2015 (the “Act”) in relation to private companies limited by shares became operational on 6th November, 2015. The Companies (General) Regulations, 2015 (the “Regulations”) became operational on 2nd December, 2015.

The Regulations introduced a new set of statutory forms to be used in the incorporation of private companies limited by shares as listed below:

New Forms
Companies Act 2015
Previous Forms
Companies Act ( Cap 486)
Comment
Form CR14 – Application for Reservation of Company Name None This is a new form
Form CR1 – Application to Register a Company Limited by Shares or Guarantee or an Unlimited Company None This is a new form that contains the name, type and address of the company, details of directors, the company secretary and authorized signatories, statement of consent by the directors, objects of the company and the proposed share capital
Form CR2 – Model Memorandum for a Company with Share Capital TABLE B – Form of Memorandum of Association of a Company Limited by Shares This is a new form that contains information on the consent of subscribers, address , shares and class of shares allocated to each
Model Articles of Association For Private Companies Limited by Shares Table A Part II – Regulations for the Management of a Private Company Limited by Shares The Articles can be used as they are or amended to suit the company requirements
Form CR6 – Notice of Appointment of Directors and Other Particulars Form 203 This is a new form which contains the particulars of current and previous directors
Form CR8 - Notice of Residential Address/Change of Address of Director of Company None This is a new form that contains the residential address of the appointed directors
Form CR10 – Notice of Appointment of Secretary and Secretary’s Particulars Form 203 This is a new form that only applies to private companies with paid up share capital of Ksh. 5 million and above
Form CR12 – Notice of Residential Address/Change of Address of Secretary of Company None This is a new form that only applies to private companies with paid up share capital of Kshs 5 million and above
Statement of Nominal Capital Statement of Nominal Capital The form is the same
Not applicable Form 201 – Notice of Situation of Registered Office or of Any Change therein The content of this form is now included in Form CR1
Not applicable Form 208 – Declaration of Compliance With The Requirements Of The Companies Act on Application for Registration of a Company There is no equivalent Form under the Act