Under section 219 of the Companies Act, a company may be wound up the court if:
• Members have special resolution so resolved.
• The number of members of the company have fallen below two in the case of a private company or below seven in the case of a public company.
• The company has failed to commence business within one year of incorporation.
• The company has suspend its business for a whole year.
• The company has failed to hold the statutory meeting in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
• The company has failed to deliver a copy of the statutory report to the registrar for registration as required law.
• The company is unable to pay its debts (insolvency)
• The court is of the opinion that it is just and equitable that the company should be wound up for example:
o The company‟s‟ substratum has failed. o The company is a “bubble”
o Deadlock in management and membership
o Members have justifiably lost confidence in the manner in which thecompany‟s affairs are being managed.
• Winding up proceedings have been commenced outside Kenya against a company registered outside Kenya, but carrying on business in Kenya.