1. Access the online  copyright registration portal via KECOBO website i.e www.copyright.go.ke then select e-copyright Registration’ section on the website 
  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.
  3. Apply for your copyright from the ‘Register Copyright ‘ link  available after you have logged in into the registration portal
  4. Complete the 9 steps by filling in the appropriate details. Side notes will prove very helpful as you do your copyright application.
  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.
  6. Make sure you include the correct payment reference on step 9 of 9 in case you paid via Mpesa.
  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.

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.

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 KECOBO at: http://www.copyright.go.ke/about-us/contact-us.html section of our website 

By Catherine Mungai

An Outgoing girl based in Nairobi, Kenya who loves life, writing and reading.

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