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Kenya’s strides toward economic recovery after the pandemic

Kenya’s GDP is projected to grow by 4.5 percent in 2021, signaling a partial recovery from the COVID-19 crisis causing growth to stall in 2020. Economic activity is estimated to accelerate to above 5% in 2022 and 2023, according to the latest World Bank analysis. The African Development Bank explains that expansionary fiscal, monetary, and financial policy measures were introduced to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on businesses and households, and inflation is expected to ease to 5.1% because of lower aggregate demand. However, the AFDB Group considers that the growth outlook is positive and the economy is projected to grow by up to 5.9% in 2022, but the rebound assumes that economic activity will normalize after a full reopening of the economy. Kenya was ranking #56 in the World Bank’s 2020 Ease of Doing Business index (Sources: One, World Bank and AFDB).

XML employs workers for you in Kenya
Quick, Simple, Compliant

A trusted professional employment organization with in-depth knowledge of Kenyan market, XML International provides you with end-to-end personalised solutions to recruit and manage remote team members for your activities in Nairobi  or any other city in Kenya, regardless of the size of your organisation or your industry.

Employees will be employed pursuant to local labour laws, and all required social security and taxation will be paid to the local Authorities.

Kenya Country Information

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Local Currency

Kenyan Shilling KES

Official Languages

English, Swahili

Kenya Minimum wage

The minimum wage in Kenya is 13572 KES per month.

Kenya Normal working hours

General working hours in Kenya are 52 hours a week.

Kenya Annual leave

Workers are entitled to 21 working  days after every 12 consecutive months of service.

Kenya Sick leave

Every worker is entitled to paid sick leave (sickness benefit) for up to 14 days per year, after completion of 2 months of service with an employer. Employer may provide fully paid sick leave for the first 07 days, and half wages are paid for the remaining 7 days.

Kenya Maternity leave

Employees are entitled to 3 months of maternity leave with full pay. The employee has to give at least 7 days notice to their employed and a medical certificate.

Kenya Paternity leave

Workers are entitled to 2 weeks paid paternity leave.

Kenya Notice Period

Notice period is Kenya is 28 days if the worker is paid on a monthly basis and 7 days notice for workers on probation.

Kenya Probation period

Probation period in Kenya is no more than 6 months.

Kenya VAT

The standard VAT rate is 16%.

Unlock your business potential in Kenya with XML International.

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XML employs workers for you in Kenya

Quick, Simple, Compliant.

XML International, one of the best workforce solutions and employer of record services providers for Kenya, supports the set-up and the management of your international workforce for all your activities in Kenya. Our invaluable input consists of streamlining and handling for you the complete employment lifecycle of your teams. We give you all the keys to handle you staff in Nairobi or any city in Kenya. XML’s knowledge of Kenyan labour laws, tax and social security system, and employment regulations allows you to tackle the challenges of local compliance in Kenya, navigate all the local complexities and avoid pitfalls.

The Best Employment Outsourcing Solutions for Kenya

Smart Management of your Employees in Kenya

Among our top priorities, compliance with Kenya employment regulations and labour laws is number one. In addition to talent acquisition, recruitment services, and workforce management, we also ensure that our clients’ workforce management in Kenya is aligned with Kenyan tax and social security rules and the latest immigration processes, including visas and work permits.

Here is the list of our core services supporting your activities in Kenia.

• GEO Services for Kenya (PEO and EOR)

• Contingent Workforce Services for Kenya

• Managed Solutions Programs for Kenya

• RPO & Staff Mobilization for Kenya

Do Business in Kenya, with or without creating your local legal entity

Take advantage of the targeted outsourcing solutions proposed by XML International for your expansion into Kenya or for your employees already based there. We offer a comprehensive series of bespoke and scalable outsourcing solutions specially designed for the Kenyan market.

They range from professional employer organization employment (PEO), employer of record, and contingent workforce employment services, to help you grow effortlessly and successfully in Kenya without any complications. We can also help you source, recruit, and onboard new team members locally, even if you don’t have an office in Kenya.

XML provides you with everything you need to start doing business in Kenya or to optimize your business if you are already operating there, leading to significant bottom-line savings and getting your business activities up and running in just days. Get in touch with the XML team to learn how we can boost your activities in Kenya in a cost-effective way. 

Get started now and make the most of business in Kenya today!

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XML has expertise and resources to meet your organization’s workforce needs wherever, and in whichever field these might be.