About The Kenya Bureau of Halal Certification (K.B.H.C)

Kenya Bureau of Halal Certification (KBHC) is a not-for profit making trust founded in the year
2007 with an aim of ensuring that Muslims consume lawful or permitted products that comply
with the Islamic dietary standards, as prescribed in the Holy Quran. KBHC comprises of 14
Islamic institutions within Nairobi, with their representatives as Board of Trustees. Some of
these institutions include, Jamia Mosque Committee, Al- Momin Foundation, Ummah
Foundation, Parklands Mosque, Bait-Ul-Mal Mosque, Majlis Ulamaa Kenya, Park Road
Mosque, Masjid Nur–South C, Kenya Arab Friendship Society, Eastleigh Business Community,
among others.

In February 2013, KBHC became a full member of the World Halal Council (WHC), having
been an associate member since 2008. The World Halal Council whose headquarters is in
Istanbul, Turkey brings together various halal certification bodies around the world with its main
goal being to set universal halal standards to be used by these certifying bodies.

In April 2013, KBHC was accredited by the Malaysian government body in charge of halal
certification (JAKIM) as a recognized foreign halal certification body in Kenya. Food products
destined for the Malaysian markets have to be approved by KBHC as halal compliant.


KBHC aims for the highest standards with regard to Halal products as stipulated in the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah (teachings and practices) of our beloved prophet Mohammed (S.A.W)

  • To improve accessibility and variety of Halal products.

  • To educate the public about Halal and Haram issues.

  • To seek co-operation from other stakeholders in ensuring that Halal food is availed to Muslims and the general public.

  • Strive to totally eradicate doubtful products by continuous inspection from the product source to the consumer.

  • Maintaining the strictest criteria for universal acceptability.

  • To obtain international recognition based on professionalism.