The Kenya Copyright Board registers copyright works of musical, audio visual, literary and artistic nature. 

  • The work must be of original authorship.
  • The work  should also be in tangible format, including digital format
  • Two copies of the work should be submitted with the application form
  • The application forms should be duly filled and commissioned by a Commissioner for Oaths.
  • The application form should be submitted with registration fee of Ksh1000 per work.  (The payment should be made at the Kenya Commercial Bank and the deposit slip remitted to KECOBO.)
  • A Certificate shall be issued where the application is successful.



 1.  Access the online  copyright
registration portal via KECOBO
website i.e
then select 'e-copyright Registration'
section on the website


 5. Make sure you attach your copyright works in step 8 of 9. In case you cannot attach your copyright works due to its nature e.g. large size, you will need to print out your CR1 Form available on step 9 of 9 after you submit your application, and deliver the said work together with the printed form to KECOBO offices.

 2.  If you have never registered
copyrights works with KECOBO 
before, create an account from
the login screen. Otherwise, use
your user name and password to
login into the registration portal.


 6Make sure you include the correct payment reference on step 9 of 9 in case you paid via Mpesa


 3. Apply for your copyright from
the ‘Register Copyright ‘ link 
available after you have logged in
into the registration portal


 7.       You will receive a provisional copyright registration certificate once your application is successful in your email.  Hard copy certificate are available at KECOBO offices.


 4. Complete the 9 steps by filling
in the appropriate details. Side notes
will prove very helpful as you do your copyright application. You may also
refer to the detailed step-by-step
manual available at;
category/6-copyright-registration.html and or from the online registration portal


 NB: In case you need any further guidance or clarification kindly use KECOBO contacts available at the bottom part of the registration portal or contacts at: section of our website 

      To pay for the Registration of Copyright Works via MPesa;

        1. Go to m-pesa menu
        2. Select lipa na m-pesa
        3. Select paybill
        4. Enter paybill no. 522522
        5. Enter account number:
        6. Enter amount
        7. Enter pin and send