The KIM Annual Business Awards

The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) successfully launched an SME Recognition Awards programme dubbed KABA.

The event was very successful and was well received in the market.

The exercise objectively seeks to identify and publicly recognize SME‘s that demonstrate excellence and integrity in their management and leadership practices.


KABA seeks to:

  • Identify SME’s that have a practical and result-oriented management styles

  • Create local performance benchmarks, identify local success stories, and develop case studies for peer learning and teaching.

  • Attract positive publicity on the work of participating SME’s and hence creating an opportunity for SME’s to showcase their innovations.

  • Provide forum for participants to share good and proven operational and best management practices for the SME sector.

  • Provide evidence-based case experiences that will be useful in refining and adding value to the current Government SME policy framework.


    To participate, SME’s have to meet the following criteria:

  • Are legally registered in Kenya

  • Have operated for the last three years

  • Have a minimum of 5 employees

  • Have a minimum turnover of Kshs. 5 million per year

  • Have a maximum turnover of Kshs. 250 million per year Registration


  • Enhance a company’s competitiveness

  • A comprehensive Report which will assist the SME’s Improve Business Performance

  • Winners will be used as role models for other SME’s

  • Achievement of publicity and international exposure

  • Networking - get to know other companies and managers.

  • KIM experts can help SME’s prepare their Strategic Plans

  • Participation in the KIM Business Development Services training programmes

    Deadline: August 14

    For more information and application, visit: The KIM Annual Business Awards Website

  • Scholarship 2018/19

    Undergraduate Scholarships,
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.