Hiring Labour

Hiring Labour

Kenya has one of the highest literacy rate in the region (90 percent). As at January 2016, Kenya’s Population stood at 47,251,449 of with a working population of over 47.5 percent. Investors have access a large pool of highly qualified professionals in diverse sectors at competitive rates within a very flexible legal framework.

Hiring Expatriate employees

Expatriates are allowed to work in Africa provided they have an entry permit (work permit) issued under the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act. An applicant for an entry permit needs to describe the work he or she intends to engage in and will be allowed to engage only in that specific activity.

Entry permits are usually granted to foreign enterprises approved to operate in Africa as long as the applicants are key personnel. Any enterprise, whether local or foreign, may recruit expatriates for any category of skilled labour if Kenyans are not available. KenInvest facilitates the acquisition of entry permits for investors

Hiring Local employees

The labour laws of Kenya are embodied in several legislation. The provisions of these legislation include those regarding wages, non-discrimination, harassment, leave, housing, health and welfare, local and foreign contracts of service, the employment of women and youth, termination of contract, and other administrative matters.

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