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Kenya EOR Services

When hiring new employees in Kenya, it’s important to align the hiring process with the local labour laws and regulations. Native Teams can help you navigate the intricate legal landscape of Kenya while you focus on skyrocketing your expansion.

Why use an employer of record services in Kenya?

When recruiting and integrating new staff members in Kenya, companies must establish a legal presence within the country, a process that can span several years. This usually involves tasks such as securing an office location, opening a local bank account, and adhering to tax obligations.

With Native Teams’ Employer of Record services tailored for Kenya, your business can commence operations in the country without the necessity of establishing a legal entity. This approach not only saves significant time but also ensures compliance with local employment regulations.

How do EOR services in Kenya work?

When utilising our Employer of Record (EOR) service in Kenya to onboard a new employee, you maintain complete control over their responsibilities and day-to-day activities.

At the same time, Native Teams assumes the role of their official employer, managing administrative tasks such as payroll processing, tax responsibilities, and benefits. Your sole responsibility lies in making payments to the leasing company to cover these costs, relieving you of any other administrative burdens.

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Requirements for employment in Kenya

Here are some of the legal and tax requirements for employment in Kenya:

Written employment contract

Employers must provide their employees with a written employment contract in English or Swahili outlining the employment conditions and salary.


Pay As You Earn (PAYE) is a compulsory tax imposed on the earnings of all employees by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). Employers are legally required to deduct PAYE from employees' salaries and wages according to the current rates. These deductions must then be submitted to the KRA in full by the ninth day of the subsequent month.

Social security contributions

Employers are obliged to contribute towards their employees’ social security contributions. In Kenya, the employer must contribute 6% of the employee’s monthly earnings to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF).

Visa/ work permits

Foreign individuals are only permitted to work in Kenya if they possess a valid work permit or pass issued by the Department of Immigration. Different categories of work permits are available, each tailored to the type of work undertaken by foreign nationals. Among these, Class D is commonly sought by foreign employees.

Occupational safety and health act

Employers must ensure workplace safety and health standards are met to protect employees from hazards and accidents.

Work injury benefits act

This Act mandates employers to provide compensation to employees who suffer work-related injuries or occupational diseases.

National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) act

Employers must register with the National Hospital Insurance Fund and contribute towards employees' access to healthcare benefits.

You can read more about hiring in Kenya in our Knowledge Base .

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Features of Kenya employer of record with Native Teams

Employment status

When you bring on board new team members via Native Teams, they will be appropriately engaged under our organisation and provided with a contract that complies with all employment laws and regulations in Kenya.

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HR administration and documentation

We will simplify HR administration through automation and store your employees' paperwork within the Native Teams dashboard, giving you immediate access with just one click.

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Global payroll

Calculating salaries, taxes, benefits, and various deductions for your international staff can be challenging. Our payroll calculators will simplify this process, allowing you to manage payroll for your entire global workforce on a unified platform.

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Your newly recruited employee will be eligible to receive all mandatory benefits in Kenya, including healthcare, insurance, and retirement coverage. Additionally, you have the choice to offer additional benefits such as gym memberships and wellness options if desired!

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Why choose Native Teams as your Kenya employer of record?

Native Teams has 70+ countries worldwide and is renowned for its outstanding Employer of Record (EOR) solutions, facilitating companies in expanding their operations into Kenya.

Our team comprises experts in tax, law, and compliance, ready to support you in every aspect of employee recruitment and compensation. Additionally, we manage a range of administrative tasks, including HR administration, payroll, risk management, and more.

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