Reporting institutions are defined in the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act and include Financial Institutions and Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs).  The Act prescribes obligations for Reporting Institutions including putting measures in place to combat money laundering, registering with the Financial Reporting Centre, and submitting specified reports to the Centre.

A reporting institution may fall in a business sector with or without a regulator.  Where a sector is regulated, the Financial Reporting Centre works closely with the regulator in ensuring the regulated institutions properly implement their anti-money laundering obligations.  In sectors where there is no regulator, the Financial Reporting Centre engages directly with the reporting institutions.

The following are some of the regulators and the categories of reporting institutions they regulate:


Central Bank of Kenya

  • Commercial Banks and Mortgage Finance Institutions
  • Microfinance Institutions
  • Foreign Exchange Bureaus
  • Money Remittance Service Providers


Capital Markets Authority

  • Approved Institutions
  • Stock Brokers
  • Investment Banks
  • Fund Managers
  • Investment Advisors

Insurance Regulatory Authority

  • Insurance Brokers
  • Insurance Providers
  • Insurance Agents


Betting Control and Licensing Board

  • Casinos (including Internet Casions)


NGO Coordination Board

  • Non-Governmental Organizations

Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya

  • Accountants (sole practitioners or partners in professional firms)

Estate Agents Registration Board

  • Estate Agents

Retirement Benefits Authority

  • Administrators
  • Fund Managers
  • Custodians


The following are sectors which are not regulated but whose institutions are nonetheless reporting institutions:

  • Motor Vehicle Dealerships
  • Real Estate
  • Dealers in Precious Metals
  • Dealers in Precious Stones



  • Vacancy - Internal Audit

    04 October 2017

    The Financial Reporting Centre invites applications from suitable individuals to fill the post of Senior Manager, Internal Audit.  Detailed document is available in the dowloads section or directly through this link. Closing date is 17 Oct 2017.

  • Guidance on STR Reporting

    14 August 2017

    A new version of Guidance to Reporting Institutions on STR Reporting is now available in the download section.  You can also download it by clicking this link.

  • POCAMLA Act (Revised 2016)

    14 August 2017

    The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2009 (Revised 2016) is now available in the download section.  You can also download it by clicking this link.


International Organizations


User: Director General
Address: Private Bag 
Phone: 254-2861600