Remote’s guide to employing in

Kenya
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  • Capital City

    Nairobi

  • Currency

    Kenyan shilling (KSh, KES)

  • Languages

    Swahili and English

  • Population size

    47,564,296

Services available in this country:
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Employment termination

Termination process

Employee contracts can only be terminated if a just cause is established, such as dishonesty, negligence, fraud, after a hearing where the employee in question is permitted to seek representation by trade union staff, etc.

Notice period

A written notice of termination must be provided to an employee at least 28 days prior to the decision, or payment can be made in lieu of notice.

Severance pay

Severance payments are only mandated when an employee is laid due off to redundancy and are calculated at a rate equal to 15 days’ wages for every year of employment.

Probation periods

Probation periods last up to six months, during which an employer can terminate an employee with seven days’ notice or payment in lieu of notice.