Status of the Unclaimed Assets Trust Fund

The Unclaimed Assets Trust Fund was created under Section 44 of the Unclaimed Financial Assets Act, No. 40 of 2011. It is vested in and operated and managed by the Authority.

The Fund receives from holders all monies that become or are deemed to be unclaimed assets and other payments required by the Act or by any other written law to be paid into the Fund.

Payments are also made out of the Fund to rightful owners of unclaimed assets once identified.

The Authority has received remittances amounting to KShs. 20.07 billion from holders into the Trust Fund Account including FOREX in various denominations. Reports have been made for 901,034,134 million units of shares.

The Authority has so far received claims amounting to KShs. 955.5 million and 10,080,022 units of shares from 13,947 claimants. Out of these, claims amounting to 530.2 million and 8,271,099 units of shares have been paid to 6,123 claimants, a 74% rise in reunification than in the previous year

Unclaimed Financial Assets Regulations, 2016 formalizes processes relating to the management of unclaimed financial assets.

Status of the trust fund as at 31st December 2020

Asset type Amount KShs.                         
CASHCash remitted      19,470,917,821.80
FOREX reported      603,008,474.47
Total      20,073,926,296.27
UNIT TRUSTVolume9,870,896 units
 Estimated value (Kshs.) 55,658,166.62
SHARESVolume     901,034,125 units
Estimated value (Kshs.)        28,745,431,995.69 **
The total estimated Fund value                                         48,180,264,083.88 **

And 2,047 Safe deposit boxes

NB: * denotes estimated value at the prevailing market rate.
       ** denotes estimated Fund Value for assets remitted and reported

The Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority (UFAA) is an Authority created under the Unclaimed Financial Assets Act, No 40 of 2011 to administer unclaimed financial assets.

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