Kenya - HR Outsourcing

Kenya is one of the most thriving countries in Africa, and on the path to transformation and diversification. Significant reforms and political stability have boosted growth in the country. As Kenya develops further, it continues to create employment outsourcing opportunities to attract talent to help to develop various sectors of the economy.

While organisations decide to move to other countries, they are faced with several scenarios related to the local, cultural, laws, and labour policies of the country. Africa HR Solutions is the partner who can develop an HR outsourcing plan to help you move to Kenya with peace of mind, even if your organisation does not hold a legal entity yet. Our experts set up a comprehensive Kenya HR outsourcing plan that includes Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll solutions as well as other ancillary support services, all tailored to your business objectives.

Country Profile - Kenya

Population: 54,985,702

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $110.35 B

GDP Growth: 7.5%

Inflation: 6.1%

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 0.4%

Unemployment Rate: 5.7%

Capital: Nairobi

Currency: Kenyan shilling

Languages: Swahili, English


Kenya's Economy

Kenya is known to be the most diversified economy and the largest country among the East African Community (EAC). The country is primarily driven by the private sector, and it is the second-highest-ranking economy in sub-Saharan Africa, just after Rwanda. Hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, there was strong growth in the agricultural sector but certain industries such as tourism and education were affected. With several measures in place, Kenya is committed to fiscal stability, finding the appropriate balance between the country’s stability, and boosting growth. The country is known for an increasingly younger population, a dynamic private sector, talent, enhanced infrastructure and has thus the potential to be one of Africa’s success stories.

Interesting Facts About Kenya

Agriculture is a fundamental part of the country, employing a major workforce. Coffee is a major export product and is exported to a wide range of countries including the US.
Kenya is one of the prosperous countries in Africa and is politically stable with a growing tourism sector
The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a spectrum of mammals and bird species
Kenyans speak over 60 languages
People drive cars to the left in Kenya similarly to the United Kingdom
Ugali is one of the staples of the local food, which is made from maize meal

Public Holidays in Kenya

New Year’s Day

Good Friday

Easter Monday

Labour Day

Madaraka Day

Mashujaa Day

Jamhuri (Independence) Day

Christmas Day

Boxing Day


Employment in Kenya

The working schedule in Kenya is estimated at 45 hours. Employees are entitled to vacation, sick and parental leaves. For termination and/or severance, the notice period depends on whether the employee is paid on a monthly or longer basis. With regards to taxation, both employers and employees pay a fixed percentage of salaries to social security. Employees also have to contribute to National Hospital Insurance Fund, whereby the amount depends on the wage. For any employment opportunity, a written agreement is recommended.