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.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $110.35 B
GDP Growth: 7.5%
Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 0.4%
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%
Currency: Kenyan shilling
Languages: Swahili, English
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.
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
New Year’s Day
Jamhuri (Independence) Day
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.
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Kevina Takoordyal has a BA Hons Business Management from the University of Glamorgan, UK, with MBA in leadership and Innovation, MBA General, PMP Certified, and Agile Scrum Master. She currently works as the Head of Operations at Africa HR Solutions Ltd with more than 20 years of proven leadership capabilities in Operations, Business Development, People Management, Process Optimization, and Project Management in the Financial Services, BPO, Banking Industry, and Heath Care Industry. In Senior leadership roles with an international footprint across Europe working and extensive Pan- African experience from a compliance, finance, and operations angle, Kevina comes across with a panoply of cross-functional skills. Kevina also serves on a few Boards, Non-Independent Executive at MioD and for NGOs on a voluntary basis, a coach and mentor to aspiring female leaders across Africa and Mauritius.
Kevina is a firm believer in Servant Leadership with a strong focus and commitment to uplifting others, with the ability to deliver through a highly engaged – diverse team, and works towards consistently synergistic value creation. While being a focused and adaptive thinker and Kevina is actively participating in panel discussions on Innovation, CX, Digital transformation.
Kevina serves as Project Assessor for the National Youth upskilling program. She has been recognized as Global Talent in a few companies, Ceridian, and International SOS Ltd whereby she has been awarded a few scholarships and had the opportunity to be mentored by Senior Vice President in the US. Award Winner in various fields and at a national level and recognized including Super Achiever Leader Award in Africa in 2016, Awarded Africa Women Leader 2018.
A qualified lawyer who joined Africa HR Solutions in July 2020, Mark Du Preez has experience working in private practice for a reputable law firm in South Africa. He also played commercially focused roles at a leading private bank, wealth management company, and outsourcing firm in South Africa and Mauritius.
Mark has played a pivotal role in Africa HR Solution’s risk mitigation strategy, which positively impacted P&L performance over the years.
He currently leads the Partnerships function of the company including relationships and oversight with in-country partners (ICPs) across Africa.
Alex has more than 15 years of experience in the global, strategic development of both enterprise and consumer brands in categories including technology, transport, enterprise software, entertainment, and travel.
With experience in roles on both agency and corporate side, he has worked across international brands and has led the development and execution of multi-discipline campaigns across EMEA, NORAM and Asia Pacific.
His focus is on driving meaningful business impact through brand differentiation and building high-functioning, digitally oriented, and analytically driven capabilities. He is motivated by working with, and developing dynamic people, teams, and organizations.
He leads, manages, develops and mentors the Key Account Management department, including line management responsibility for the team of Key Account Managers and Key Account Administrator who represent the Company as the primary communication link between all relevant stakeholders, including clients, third party in-country partners and internal functions.
Originally from Mauritius, he holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Finance and Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.