At the end of 1999, Brown & Root transferred full ownership of the Kenyan practice to its Kenyan staff, who established Howard Humphreys (East Africa) Ltd (HHEA). In January 2007 Howard Humphreys (Tanzania) Ltd was acquired by HHEA from Brown & Root.
WS Atkins International Limited which is one of the largest engineering consultancies in the UK, the largest multidisciplinary consultancy in Europe and one of the largest design firms in the world acquired Howard Humphreys in 2016.
Howard Humphreys’ roots go back to London UK, where in 1899, the original owners first set up their practice. Howard Humphreys first registered their local practice in the 1930s and since then they were involved in several major projects in the region which have been successfully engineered and commissioned.
In July 2021, following a management buyout, Howard Humphreys (East Africa) Limited reverted to local ownership with majority shareholding by Kenyan Engineers registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya.