Kenya Payroll Outsourcing

Pay Your Talents in Kenya Compliantly

Seeking A Reliable Payroll Partner in Kenya ?

With our Kenya Payroll Outsourcing services, your talents are paid on time and without error! Our team at Africa HR Solutions also provides your company with much-needed guidance to ensure that your operations comply with Kenya’s Labor Code and tax policies. Over the years, we have played a pivotal role in the expansion of over 400 clients across Africa by providing reliable HR and payroll and cross-border payment outsourcing solutions.

Kenya Country Overview

Geographic Location: Kenya is an East African country bordering the Indian Ocean, Lake Victoria, Ethiopia, and Somalia.

Population: With a population of more than 54 million people, Kenya represents a considerable opportunity for investment. The national language is Swahili, but English is widely spoken as well.

Economy: Kenya boasts a wealth of natural resources such as limestone, salt, gemstones, oil, gas, gold, and hydropower. Its main economic drivers include Telecommunications and Financial Services. Before the pandemic, Kenya’s economy was considered the fastest-growing on the continent. Since then, the country has recovered steadily with a last-recorded annual GDP growth of 7.5%. With its already well-developed physical infrastructural facilities, Kenya is ready to welcome and support more advanced development in the future.

Payroll in Kenya - What You Should Know

  • Population: 54,985,702
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $110.35 B
  • GDP Growth (April 2021): 7.5%
  • Inflation, consumer prices: 6.1%
  • Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 0.4%
  • Unemployment Rate: 5.7%
  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Currency: Kenyan Shilling
  • Languages: Swahili, English

Employer Contribution

  • Employers are required to contribute KES 200 to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF)

Employee Contribution

  • Employees are required to contribute KES 200 to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF)
  • Employees are also required to contribute KES 1,700 to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF)
  • Value-added tax (VAT)

    The standard VAT rate is 16% in Kenya – applied to the supply of goods and services both local and imported.

Paid Time-Off

Employees are generally entitled to 21 days of paid annual leave.

Sick Leave

In Kenya, employees are generally entitled to 14 days of paid sick leave per year. The first 7 days are paid at 100% and the remaining at 50%.

Maternity Leave

In Kenya, women are entitled to a maximum of 3 months of paid maternity.

Paternity Leave

Thanks to the Employment Act, men in Kenya are entitled to 2 weeks of paid paternity leave.

The length of notice periods in Kenya depends on the type of employment contract.

  • For workers hired on a daily basis, their contract may be terminated at the end of their working day without any prior notice.
  • For workers on their probation period, at least 7 days’ notice must be provided.
  • The length of the notice period may also be set in the employment contract by mutual agreement between the employer and the employee – provided it is in accordance with Kenya’s Labor Code.

There is no statutory severance pay in Kenya except for cases of redundancy.

In that case, workers are entitled to 15 days’ basic wages for each completed year of service.

  • New Year’s Day (1st January)
  • Funeral of Former President Daniel arap Moi (11th February)
  • Good Friday (10th April)
  • Easter Monday (13th April)
  • Labor Day (1st May)
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Madaraka Day (1st June)
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Huduma Day (10th October)
  • Mashujaa Day (20th October)
  • Jamhuri Day (12th December)
  • Christmas Day (25th December)
  • Utamaduni Day (26th December)

Kenya Payroll Done The Easy Way. The Right Way.

12 Years of Experience

Over more than a decade, Africa HR Solutions has become a leading payroll service provider across Africa with a proven track record of success with over 400 clients across many industries.

Bulletproof Compliance

Ensuring your operations are carried out compliantly is a must. From country-specific regulations to government laws, we make sure your company is up to code with Africa's legislation at all times.

+44 Countries in Africa

Operating in more than 44 countries in Africa, our team of experts gathered the required knowledge and local expertise to handle your needs and demands - wherever, whenever.

Single Point of Contact

Avoid unnecessary headaches and mistakes thanks to our centralized services and manage everything from a single database. A single point of contact for all of your needs across the continent.

Maximize your ROI

It is cheaper to let a third-party organization handle your payroll than to do it yourself. By saving on the overall cost of payroll, you can reallocate your budget elsewhere to promote company growth.

Swift Payroll Implementation

With Africa HR Solutions you are one call away from implementing an accurate and timely payroll operation to ensure your talents are paid on time no matter where they are in Africa.

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Countries We Cover

In the last 10 years, the scenario surrounding compliance in African countries has changed dramatically. Africa HR Solutions understands this and has become a major player in the African payroll market.