Highlight two ways in which a legal person can be created

Ways in which a legal person can be created


This is a process if incorporation provided by the Companies Act.

It is evidenced by a certificate of Incorporation which is the ‘birth certificate’ of the corporation. Corporations created by registration are Public and Private Companies.


Acts of parliament often create legal persons known as parastatals or state corporations. The corporation owes its existence to the Act of Parliament. e.g. KASNEB, KWS


Under the Universities Act, when a private university is granted by charter, by the relevant authority it becomes a legal person of discharging its powers and obligations. e.g. private universities in Kenya.

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