24TH JULY 1969

KASNEB was inaugurated on 24 July 1969, with Mr. Stanley Nyagah as the Honorary Secretary. It started its operations from a one roomed office at the then location of the Kenya Institute of Administration in Lower Kabete, where the School of Business of the University of Nairobi is now based

Kasneb in The 70's

Mr. Stanley Nyagah served as Honorary Secretary until 1970, when he handed over to Mr. Gardner Johnston. Mr. Johnston initially served as Honorary Secretary until 1974, when he became the full time Secretary and Chief Executive. KASNEB administered three examinations initially, namely
the Accounts Clerks examination [renamed Accounts Clerks National Certificate (ACNC) examination in 1972], Certified Public Accountants (CPA) examination and the Certified Public Secretaries (CPS) examination. The first examinations were held in March 1970 with 52 candidates sitting for the Accounts Clerks examination, and a total of 89 candidates sitting for the CPA and CPS examinations.

Committed and loyal

The first Kasneb Employees;

Mr. E.K. Gitau (standing, second right) poses with his staff during the early years.Mrs Catherine T. Chomba (seated, far left) and Miss Nancy K. Kariuki (seated, centre)

KASNEB is today staffed by highly qualified, competent, committed and motivated staff providing dedicated service in various divisions and
departments including finance, marketing, management information systems, examinations and human resources management and administration.

Our offices over the years

Mamujee House:
The third home of KASNEB

Development House:
The fourth home of KASNEB

Settled at last:
The magnificent KASNEB Towers

The Accountants Act, Cap 531 was instrumental in laying the legal foundation of the accountancy profession in Kenya. As earlier noted, lack of legal recognition and protection of KASNEB and its qualifications was one of the major challenges that faced KASNEB prior to 1977.


kasneb Towers, Off Hospital Road
P.O. Box 41362 00100
Nairobi, Kenya



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