Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Kenya

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Kenya. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.

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Capital City
Kenyan Shilling
Native Language
Swahili, English
Payroll Frequency
Employee Protections
Employment Costs
Cost of Living
52.57 Million

What You Need to Know About Employing in Kenya

Don’t risk non-compliance with local employment, social insurance, and tax regulations.

How it works
Payroll & Taxes
Employer Costs
Working Hours
Holidays & Vacation
Types of Leave
Health & Benefits
Termination Laws

How Do Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions Work?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Kenya. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Kenya typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services are helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Kenya in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Kenya.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Kenya.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Kenya.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
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Payroll & Taxes in Kenya

Employee Income Taxes:


On the first 288,000: 10%

On the next 100,000: 25%

On all income over 388,000: 30%

Payroll Cycle:



Employer Costs in Kenya

Employer Contributions:

Vary according to employment type and business sector, normally around 5%

Employee Contributions:

Vary according to employment type and business sector, normally around 5%


Working Hours in Kenya

Typical Working Hours per Week:

The typical work week in Kenya consists of 8 hours per day or a maximum of 45 hours per week.

It’s important to note that typical working hours can vary by industry in some countries. Contact our team for the most up-to-date information!

Overtime Laws:

Overtime laws in Kenya are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the employee. We are happy to discuss in more detail for a specific context.


Public Holidays & Vacation Time in Kenya

Standard Public Holidays in Kenya:

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Labour Day
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Madaraka Day
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Huduma Day
  • Mashujaa Day
  • Jamhuri Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Utamaduni Day

Vacation Time in Kenya:

Kenyan law calls for 1.75 days of paid vacation per month worked, or a minimum of 21 working days paid per year.


Types of Leave in Kenya

Sick Leave:

Sick leave in Kenya includes paid sick leave for up to 14 days paid at 100% for the first 7 days and 50% for the remaining 7 days. A medical certificate is required to collect sick leave in Kenya.

Maternity Leave:

Kenya has weak maternity leave regulations compared to other countries. The law includes 2 months of paid maternity leave. Employees must give 7 days written notice before going on leave and may be required to present a Medical Certificate.

Paternity Leave:

Paternity leave in Kenya includes paid paternity leave for up to 2 weeks.

Unpaid Childcare Leave:

Kenya has no formal provision for unpaid childcare leave.


Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Kenya

We believe that remote employees should be able to access their local, as well as a high standard international benefits anywhere they are. Details about international or country specific benefits packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.


Termination & Severance in Kenya

If you would like to know more specific details, please contact us. 


No severance is typically required in Kenya, unless in case of redundancy; however, other payments may be customary in certain specific circumstances. Please contact us with any questions.

Notice of Termination:

Notice of termination in Kenya typically includes 7 days notice during a probationary period and 28 days for post-probation employments.


Grow your global team. 

Employ the best talent, anywhere in the world

The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Kenya are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the details such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We are here to help you every step of the way.

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Omnipresent makes it easy to hire, pay, and support your international team. Book a call with us to start building your global team today.

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