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Kenya - Obtain Pharmaceutical Wholesale Dealers License

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  • The completed application form together with the relevant documents indicated in the checklist should be submitted in person to the Registrar, Pharmacy & Poisons Board offices.
  • Upon submission of the application documents, the applicant shall pay a non- refundable application fees as stipulated in the guidelines for issuance of Wholesale Dealers License or as may be prescribed by the Board.
  • Upon receipt of the duly filled application forms and documents, the same will be evaluated and the applicant advised in writing on whether the application was successful or not within 1 Month.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Pharmacist registration
  • Degree certificate
  • A.G. Certificate
  • PIN
  • Articles of Association
  • MOU
  • Copy of Pharmacists I.D
  • A copy of previous annual practice license for the pharmacist plus clearance from PSK
  • Non-Kenyans to attach current work permit
  • A copy of previous wholesaler dealers license and premise license

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

The Registrar
Pharmacy and Poisons Board

Lenana Road Opp. DOD

P.O. Box 27663 00506


+254 702 475 824 (8am-5pm) Online Licensing
+254 702 475 845 (8am-5pm) Online Licensing
+254 702 475 837 (8am-5pm) Online Licensing
+254 702 475 842 (8am-5pm) Online Licensing
+254 702 475 801 (8am-5pm) Online Licensing
+254 20 3562107 General Line
+254 720 608811 General Line
+254 733 884411 General Line

General Enquiries:
Pharmacy Questions:
Report a Medicine Problem:


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Any person intending to carry out the business as a wholesale dealer in pharmaceuticals


Wholesale dealers license - Kshs. 5000


The Wholesale Dealers License automatically expires on 31st day of December in the year it is issued.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

1 Month

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An application for registration of premises should be made in writing and upon completion of the prescribed forms. The duly completed application forms are to be submitted accompanied by the documents prescribed in these guidelines (see the checklists) or any other documents as may be deemed necessary or as may be prescribed by the Board.

Application forms are available at the Pharmacy and Poisons Board offices along Lenana Road in Nairobi. The forms can be obtained, free of charge, from the Pharmaceutical Inspectorate Department.

In addition to the information and documentation provided by the applicant, the Pharmacy and Poisons Board may conduct or cause to be conducted a search of the records kept by the Registrar of Companies to verify the registered owners of any establishment/business making an application for or Wholesale Dealers License.

Required Information[edit]

  • Applicants name
  • Reg. No
  • Email address
  • Cell phone No
  • ID/passport/alien ID No
  • Nationality
  • Premise name & address
  • Premise location, county, town, road and building
  • Signature of the applicant
  • Other professionals working in this premise

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Need for the Document[edit]

A person intending to carry out the business as a wholesale dealer in pharmaceuticals is required to apply for and obtain a valid Wholesale Dealers License from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

Information which might help[edit]

In the case of an unsuccessful application, the applicant will be given further opportunity to revise and comply.

Where the applicant is able to revise the application and comply with the requirements a licence will be issued: otherwise the premises shall remain unregistered and the file will be closed after about 6 months from the date of initial application.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Wholesale Dealers License

Guidelines for issuance of Wholesale Dealers License

Pharmacy and Poisons Board, Kenya

Pharmacy and Poisons Act

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The Pharmacy and Poisons Board is the Drug Regulatory Authority established under the Pharmacy and Poisons Act, Chapter 244 of the Laws of Kenya.

The Board regulates the Practice of Pharmacy and the Manufacture and Trade in drugs and poisons.

The Board aims to implement the appropriate regulatory measures to achieve the highest standards of safety, efficacy and quality for all drugs, chemical substances and medical devices, locally manufactured, imported, exported, distributed, sold, or used, to ensure the protection of the consumer as envisaged by the laws regulating drugs in force in Kenya.

Functions of Pharmacy and Poisons Board

  • Product Registration
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Manufacturing Services
  • Inspectorate