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East Africa Branch


The East Africa Branch is the largest branch within the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers with approximately 200 members from a wide range of maritime-related disciplines. The branch has continued to play a major role in the development of the ICS in all areas.

Branch activities are a mix of the educational and the social and include seminars, annual dinners, golf tournaments, industry open days, and a revision week for students in late March every year. The Branch works closely with various stakeholders such as the ports and maritime authorities, the chamber of commerce, privately owned shipping companies and container freight stations as well as various learning institutions including the primary education providers.

The East Africa Branch primarily comprises Fellows, Members and Retired Members working or living in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Djibouti but such is the nature of the industry that many of its members are based overseas.

In terms of the spread of disciplines represented in the branch, having Kenya at its centre results in a pre-dominance of port-related activities, such as agency, surveying broking and ship operations although, legal, insurance and banking professionals are still represented in membership.

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Chairman Elijah Mbaru FICS
Deputy Chairman Tumaini Namoya FICS
Secretary Grace Rua MICS


Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers - East Africa Branch


C/O Elijah Mbaru
Po Box 82466-100
Shiva Towers Ground Floor room 11




E-mail: chairman@icseastafrica.org

W: www.ics.org.uk/east-africa-branch