Microfinance (Deposit Taking Microfinance Institutions) Regulations

Kenya

(enacted in 2008)

The Microfinance (Deposit Taking Microfinance Institutions) Regulations of 2008, enacted by the Central Bank of Kenya, governing the activities of deposit-taking microfinance institutions. 

These regulations address:

  • Licensing;
  • Place of business;
  • Capital adequacy;
  • Liquidity;
  • Governance;
  • Internal controls, reporting and disclosure;
  • Supervision;
  • Risk-weighting of assets; and
  • Loan loss provisioning.