Kenya Employer of record Services

Employer of Record Services in Kenya

Frequently Asked Questions

Fixed and indefinite term employment contracts are permitted.

It is legally required to put a written employment contract in place in Kenya, in the local language, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Kenya should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Kenyan shillings rather than a foreign currency.

This information is provided as generally accepted information and is not intended as advisory services.

Employers and employees each contribute 5% of wages to social security. The rate has been increased to 6%, but its implementation is pending a court ruling.

Employees must also contribute 1% of wages to the National Hospital Insurance Fund.

Kenya celebrates 10 national holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Labour Day
  • Madaraka Day
  • Mashujaa Day
  • Jamhuri (Independence) Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Idd–ul-Fitr

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