Nairobi City County Dog Licence 2017

Nairobi City County Dog Licensing Procedure & Cost

Update 19 03 2018

The law in effect is published in the Nairobi County Gazette supplement No.25 (Acts No 10) 22 April 2016

The Nairobi City County Dog Control and Welfare Act 2015

The process begins with the dog owner applying for a license using Form 1, which is submitted to the office of the Director of Veterinary services, Dr Makori (tel 0722 469219) at Nyayo House.

This form is then forwarded to the city ward in charge of your residential area (see list below) these 22 officers are licensed to carry out inspection for dog licensing within the City of Nairobi.

  Name Personal No. Station Vet Surgeon in Charge Tel (vet)
1. Solomon Karanja Kinuthia 199 900 074 06 Westlands Dr. Ngatia F. M. 0722 332543
2. Kennedy Owino Orwa 198 705 772 9 Langata Dr. Wanguru J. M. 0721 399447
3. Judith Baraza 198 705 923 4 Kasarani Dr. Munyole P.M. 0722 299786
4. Rose K. Muema 198 605 594 4 Kamukunji Dr. Achola E. 0722 738345
5. Milkah W. Wamugunda 198 113 903 6 Embakasi Dr. Omwenga I. M. 0724 876693
6. Hellen N. Gikonyo 198 111 547 2 Starehe Dr. Njoroge P. N. 0722 610558
7. James Kamau Mbugua 198 705 888 0 Kasarani Dr. Munyole P. M. 0722 299786
8. Jane Wambui Muturi 200 909 776 1 Dagoretti Dr. Mburu S. N. 0721 405341
9. Mary Namalwa Lubaga 198 113 891 7 Makadara Dr. Mungai J. N. 0722 921249
10. Catherine Kivuva 199 800 129 59 Embakasi Dr. Omwenga I.M. 0724 876693
11. Sophia W. Kimani 199 800 085 44 Roysambu Dr. Munyole P. M. 0722 299786


Once Form 1 has reached the ward vet, they will contact you to make an appointment for inspection. During the inspection they check your rabies vaccination books, your fencing, dog shelter, water and how you dispose of faeces. With a view to animal welfare and neighbourly behaviour.

The Inspecting officer fills out Form 2 in duplicate. One copy will be left with you (keep it safe), the other will go back with the inspecting officer to the ward office where it will be signed by the “in charge” and forwarded to the NCC Dog Pound for processing (Mary 0722 902328).

Once the form has been processed, the NCC Dog Pound will contact you (via sms) to let you know that you can now make payment (2000/- for the license and 1000/- for tags per dog but they don’t have tags).

Once the payment is received (by the pound) they will issue the license.


24 January 2018

Many of you are wondering about license renewal for this year.  We have done our best to follow up and this is what we know:

  • If you applied last year and got your license, please go to the Pangani Dog Pound with the 2017 license and your updated rabies vaccination certificate, and they will renew your license. Re-inspection NOT required. (We recommend you carry copies of all documents too)
  • If you applied last year and have not yet been inspected, and please wait, inspections will hopefully be getting on their way again in February.
  • If you did not apply before, apply using Download File, Form 1.
  • Apparently there are many uncollected licenses at Pangani, but we are unable to obtain a list.

30 May 2017

The inspections have got moving again.
Only the vet for Langata / Karen has been in touch with the EAKC to ask us to verify his identity. The vet for this area is called Dr. Wanguru – he comes ALONE at the time scheduled with you.

The area vet for Langata is called Dr. Wanguru tel 0721 399447
The area vet for Lavington is called Dr. Solomon Kinuthia tel 0728 475556

However, we do not have proof of his identity, and he does not have a NCC ID for this job – not his fault.


There are now cons posing as inspectors as well. Please contact the EAKC to verify the name of anyone who wants to inspect your property.

The procedure is: The vet CONTACTS you via phone or text and makes an appointment to inspect your property at your convenience (this allows you time to verify their identity with us).

Inspection consists of a check of fence and dog shelter (if this is your home that is accepted) and disposal of feces (long drops, burning, composting accepted).

The vet then returns signs & stamps the forms, leaving you to return them to Pangani (via us if you wish) with 2000/- per dog and a 500/- messenger fee.

For this, you will receive a receipt. Tags will NOT be issued this year so the final 1000/- is NOT to be paid.

Inspections are done FOR FREE. NO charges for transport or bribes to be paid.

There is a lot of discussion on social media about the current NCC Dog licencing procedure and costs in place. The lady in charge of this procedure at the Pangani Dog Pound is as much in the dark as you and I. Her first advise is:

“If anyone approaches you or your compound to inspect. THEY ARE CROOKS. DO NOT LET THEM IN.”

The NAIROBI-CITY-COUNTY-ANIMAL-CONTROL-WELFARE-DRAFT-BILL 2015 was signed in to law, bypassing all the standard procedures and ignoring the fact that it was still under review as it is neither clear nor practically implementable and neglects to take our basic rights in to account.

If you wish to cover yourself, please download the forms ((p17-19 of the draft bill) which I have separated off for your convenience) fill them in, copy your rabies certificate and we can send them in, either we can hold them, or send them on to the Pangani Dog Pound so that WHEN the tangle is undone, we have taken all the appropriate steps.

We will keep you updated as this develops.

UPDATE 17-01-2017

As of today our contact at the Pangani Pound confirms the charge for a license will be 3000/-. HOWEVER please do NOT try to pay yet, as there are no receipt books yet (county level) so payment can NOT be accepted.

UPDATE 23-01-2017

So last week, several more people tried to renew their Dog License, some being told that the form on which Dog/Cat is stated is not the correct form. Luckily one friendly person (Thank you Simona) searched the web thoroughly, and on a totally unrelated website found an updated version of the bill (click here to download the act) with the form apparently intended for use being Form 1.

The fee has been confirmed at 3000/-, we are awaiting confirmation of delivery of receipt books.  Renewal can be done at Pangani or Nyayo House with the EAKC offering  to deliver the forms as usual. A copy of your rabies certificate is required.

UPDATE 07-03-2017

After having discussed the current situation with the man in charge, it became apparent that he does not stand behind the costs involved either.

The procedure is still very opaque, with the EAKC having been told that our application papers should go directly to the “county vet in charge of the burrow”, where these vets may be found is still a mystery which we are trying to get clarity on.

He suggests (and I paraphrase) that we should all apply, and see what happens. The inspection, of “large houses with space” will only check that the fencing is in order and are not to discuss kennels or your dogs welfare, beyond a “look-see”.

You can drop off your application forms at the EAKC, from where we will be sending a rider to the various, applicable county vet sub-offices… and we can from then on sit and HOPE for further action.

NB: The vets may NOT ask for money for the inspection, the fee we are to pay is already exorbitant.

Update 23 March 2017

Last Friday, we finally got enough clarity and contact to send all the forms, which were submitted to us, in. The Vet department was happy with our applicants writing only the ROAD NAME and have moved with speed! The applications have been distributed to the area vets, and inspections are on the way.

While some of the questions asked are a little odd, there have not been any negative reports. The Vets have been polite and clear about their mandate.

NO MONEY IS CHANGING HANDS YET. The licensing fee is still being looked at, so no money will be paid as yet.

If you have not yet, but want to, please submit Form 1 to us with a copy of their Rabies Vaccination Certificate, in Duplicate per dog.