The Kenya Chemical Society (KCS)

The Kenya Chemical Society (KCS) is a non-political scientific and professional society for Chemists,Technologists, Technicians and allied professionals from diverse backgrounds in academia and industry both local and international. It was officially registered on September 19, 1991 and the first Governing Council Office bearers were elected on February 20, 1992 followed by the inauguration in June, 7, 1993 conference. Currently, the Secretariat for KCS is based at the Technical University of Kenya, Department Chemical Sciences and Technology.

The KCS consists of chapters distributed within Kenya according to the geographical locations for administration purposes. The chapters include:

• Coast Chapter

• Mount Kenya Chapter

• Nairobi Chapter

• North Rift Chapter

• South Rift Chapter

• Western Chapter


To be a World Class Society of Chemical Sciences and Technology


To Promote Chemical Sciences and Technology for Sustainable Development

The objectives of the Society, as outlined in the KCS Constitution, are:

a) To promote the advancement of chemical sciences and technology in Kenya

b) To promote communication and co-ordination among chemists and allied professionals

c) To provide forums for exchange and dissemination of chemical knowledge among the members of KCS, other professional bodies

and the public at large

d) To promote training and research in chemical sciences and technology at both national and international levels

e) To provide a technical base for consultancy services in Chemical sciences& Technology

f) To promote the welfare of chemists in Kenya

g) To co-operate and advice the Government of Kenya and other public bodies or institutions in national development.

h) To co-operate with other national and international chemical organizations in organizing meetings, exchanging of information etc.

i) To promote and institute chemical professional practice in accordance with code of ethics and conduct.




1. Fundraising and Income generation through training and membership drive

2. Stakeholder involvement and awareness

3. Membership to APSEA umbrella professional body

4. Review of KCS constitution

5. Drafting of KCS Code of Ethics and Conduct

6. Recruitment of Ordinary Corporate member

7. Establishment of the KCS Coast Chapter

8. Establishment of the KCS Mt. Kenya Chapter

9. Collaboration with US State Department, Chemical Security Program; OPCW; Responsible Care Africa Taskforce; National CBRN Committee among others bodies/Organizations

10. Draft Scheme of Service for Chemists and a new scheme of service for Technologists and Technicians

11. Audited KCS financial accounts

12. Participate in Exhibitions including CheMEX 2016

13. Creation of subcommittees for recognition awards for distinguished chemists

14. Recruitment of the first corporate member Intertek Testing Services.


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