The government of Kenya has currently no specific CBI (Citizenship by Investment) program. But still there are some options to stay legally for long-term in Kenya. The government offers a variety of different permits.
Permits Work/Residence Permits are issued to any Non-Kenyan wishing to stay long term in Kenya. They are issued under Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act 2011 of Laws of Kenya. The following are the 3 frequent classes of Permits and their respective requirements:
Class “K” – Retiree permit (3 years of validity): Residence permit issued to persons who have an assured income derived from sources outside and undertakes not to accept paid employment of any kind. For Example: a pension paid monthly through an authority of your home country.
Requirements: Documentary proof of assured income. No requirements of the age of the applicant.
Class “G ” – Investors / Work permit (2 years of validity): Work permit issued to investors in specific trade, business or consultancy.
Requirements: An investment of minimum 100.000USD in a property qualifies you to apply for Investors / Work permit. Registration of a new Kenyan Company, no Kenyan Shareholder required. Copies of personal and company PIN (Personal Identification Number) if business is running. For renewals; audited accounts for previous 2 years and a certificate of tax compliance from the Kenya Revenue Authority.
Spouses of Kenya Citizens (Dependant Pass): Applicants who are spouses of Kenya citizens, married for at least three years. Applicants must give ample proof of marriage and family life. In this framework, applicants may be required to appear in person for interview to confirm or verify these facts.