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.
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.
Value-added tax (VAT)
The standard VAT rate is 16% in Kenya – applied to the supply of goods and services both local and imported.
Employees are generally entitled to 21 days of paid annual 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%.
In Kenya, women are entitled to a maximum of 3 months of paid maternity.
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.
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.
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.