AKS has four classes of Members
a. level one SMEs; Are small scale suppliers, with annual turn-over of less than one million Ksh.
b. level two SMEs; Are medium to large scale suppliers with annual turn-over of more than one million Ksh
c. Multinational corporations: Includes all enterprises or organization that owns or controls production of goods or services in more than one country.
d. Corporate members: comprise of Government agencies, parastatals and corporate associations.
Membership shall run from 1st January to 31st December each year.
On admission to membership each Member shall be deemed to have accepted, and agreed to abide by, these Articles, and any by-laws or other regulations of the association for the time being in force.
Any Member may resign his membership provided he gives written notice to the Executive officer at least 3 (three) months before the 31st day of December in any year of his wish to resign; and unless the Executive Committee determines otherwise; his resignation shall be effective from the date of his resignation. Any Ordinary, or Corporate Member wishing to resign who fails to give such notice shall be liable for the subscription for the ensuing year.
The Board of Management shall have power by resolution carried by a majority of those personally present and voting at a meeting of the board of Management, to suspend or to cancel the membership of any Member, after giving such Member a reasonable opportunity of being heard at the meeting, and shall not be obliged to give any reason for its decision.
If any Member shall go into liquidation whether compulsory or voluntary, such Member shall ipso facto cease to be a Member of the association.
Any person who, by resignation, or otherwise, shall cease to be a Member, shall nevertheless remain liable for, and shall pay to the association sums which, at the time of his ceasing to be a Member, may be due from him to the Company and he shall not be entitled to any refund in respect of any unexpired portion of his subscription for the year in which he ceases to be a Member:
Every Member shall be liable to pay to the Association, on application, and on 1st January in each subsequent year, a subscription based on a scale to be laid down from time to time by the Board of management. Board of management may, in special cases and from time to time, vary the rate of subscriptions and / or the method of its ascertainment.
All annual subscriptions shall be fixed by the Board of Management, and shall become due and payable on 1st January every year. The Board of Management shall have powers to determine procedure for collection, deadlines, fixing rates of interest on overdue subscription and shall make regulations as to payment of pro-rata subscription for a new Member joining during the year.
New Members shall pay entrance fee of such amount as the Board of Management shall determine for all new Members from time to time.
No Member shall be entitled so long as his subscription is in arrears to exercise or enjoy any of the rights or privileges of membership or to vote on any matter or to stand for election or propose any representative or Member of the association for election.