Legal framework

kasneb was established as a state corporation under the National Treasury by the Government of Kenya on 24 July 1969. The establishment and operations of kasneb are governed by the following main Acts:

(a)       The Accountants Act, No. 15 of 2008 (which repealed the Accountants Act, Cap 531 of 1977).

(b)       The Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act, Cap 534 of 1988.

(c)        The Investment and Financial Analysts Act, No. 13 of 2015.


The mandate of kasneb, is the development of syllabuses, conduct of professional, diploma and technician examinations and certification of candidates in accountancy, finance, credit, governance and management, information technology and related disciplines, promotion of its qualifications nationally and internationally and the accreditation of relevant training institutions in liaison with the ministry in charge of education.


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 Core values

We commit ourselves to the following core values:

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Customer focus
  • Teamwork
  • Innovativeness
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