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First Assurance Kenya Limited is an insurance company in Kenya. It is a member of Barclays Africa Group.The company was founded in 1930

First Assurance Kenya Limited
Industry Financial services
Founded 1930
Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya
Products Insurance policies & annuities
Revenue Increase Aftertax: KES:537,562,000 (US$5.363 million) (2014)
Total assets KES:7.11 billion (US$71 million) (2014)
Owner Barclays Africa Group (63.3%)
Number of employees
132 (2015)

(FAKL), also First Assurance Company Limited, is an insurance company in Kenya. It is a member of Barclays Africa Group.


  • 1History
  • 2Overview
  • 3Ownership
  • 4See also
  • 5References


The company was founded in 1930 as Prudential Assurance Company, later re-branding to its present name. In 2015, Barclays Africa Group of South Africa acquired 63.3 percent shareholding in FAKL for an estimated KSh2.9 billion. The original shareholders received KSh2.2 billion and Barclays Africa injected KSh700 million new capital into the business.


FAKL is a key financial services provider in East Africa. As at December 2014, the company’s total assets were valued at KSh 7.11 billion (approx. US$71 million), with shareholders’ equity valued at KSh2.162 billion (approx. US$21.6 million). In 2015, the company had 132 employees, with over 50,000 policyholders in general, medical and group life insurance. The insurance firm has five branches in Kenya; one branch each in Kisumu, Mombasa, and Nakuru; and two branches in Nairobi. It also has branches in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In June 2014, the company was rated “A-, with Stable Outlook”, by Global Credit Rating Company of South Africa.


The shares of this companyare privately held. The shareholding in the stock of the company is illustrated in the table below:[1]

First Assurance Kenya Limited Stock Ownership
Rank Name of Owner Percentage Ownership
1 Barclays Life Assurance Kenya 63.3
2 First Assurance Investment
3 Syndicate Nominees
Total 100.00

See also

  • List of banks in Kenya
  • List of insurance companies in Kenya
  • Economy of Kenya


  1. Mutegi, Mugambi (10 June 2015). “Barclays Africa buys a stake in First Assurance for Sh2.9 billion”. Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  2. – CFM (7 April 2016). “Kenya: Barclays Africa Completes First Assurance Acquisition”. Nairobi: 98.4 Capital FM (CFM). Retrieved 10 April 2016. “Barclays Africa says to acquire           3-Kenya’s First Assurance”. Reuters. June 10, 2015. FAKL (31 December 2014). “First Assurance Company Limited: Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income for the Period Ending 31 December 2014” (PDF). First Assurance Kenya Limited (FAKL). Retrieved 10 April 2016               .4- GCRC (2 June 2014). “GCR affirms First Assurance Company Limited’s rating of A-(KE); Outlook Stable”. Johannesburg: Global Credit Rating Company (GCRC). Retrieved 10 April 2016.

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