Viva Africa


Viva Africa Consulting LLP
Nairobi 00200

+254 0 202465567

Key contacts:

Partner: Kairo Thuo
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Quick facts:

Number of advisers: 20
Network memberships: WTS
Languages: English

Viva Africa Consulting LLP (VACL) is a specialised legal and financial tax advisory firm providing tax advice in personal, business and investment matters. VACL comprises of some of the leading experts in East African taxation, all of whom have gained their experience from many years of practice with a 'big four' a professional firm.

Our professionals are widely acknowledged as being amongst the leading tax and business advisors in the region having developed reputations as reliable providers of high quality, value adding and practical tax advice in their various specialist areas. Our combined specialisation in legal and financial outlook enables us to seamlessly provide tax advice and solutions as well as enable us assist our clients in implementing the same.

Through the years VACL professionals have gained the experience in tax, legal and financial matters in the region to include Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Zambia. Through our associates in Africa, we are in a position to assist in tax, legal and financial matters in the rest of Africa.

Compliance management:

  • Business model optimisation
  • Economic modelling
  • Policy design

Corporate tax matters:

  • Cross-border project management
  • Restructuring
  • Cost-sharing arrangements
  • Transactions
  • M&A
  • Financial services
  • Corporate taxes

Dispute resolution:

  • Audit defence
  • Audit support
  • Dispute resolution
  • MAPs/ADRs
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Controversy management

Tax advisory:

  • Tax consulting
  • International tax advisory

Indirect tax:

  • VAT
  • Customs


Tax Compliance Services

Edward Mwachinga

Edward has been involved in providing advice on tax legislation, principles and practice for a variety of clients including major telecommunications and manufacturing companies.

Global Tax Structuring

Michael Murphy

Mick Murphy is a partner with Viva Africa Consulting specialising in cross-border investment and the restructuring of multi-national groups operating in East and Central Africa.

Transaction Tax

Kairo Thuo

Kairo has developed extensive experience in all areas of taxation in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania and has also been involved in tax matters involving other countries in Africa.

Indirect Tax

Alex Muriuki

Alex has assisted numerous clients in various assignments, mainly dispute resolution with the revenue authority, including applications to the Appeals Tribunal and the High Court, lobbying for specific tax reforms in Kenya.


  • Automotive
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities