EOR Solutions

Kenya Employer of Record (EOR) Services

Compliantly hire and pay employees in Kenya. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers employer of record solutions in Kenya. Through the Breedj platform, businesses of all sizes can compliantly hire and pay local nationals and expats alike.

Our platform provides a range of comprehensive solutions that simplifies EOR processes, allowing your business to operate seamlessly and in full compliance with local employment laws.

Ease of doing business in Kenya

Kenya has made significant strides in recent years to improve its business environment, making it easier for international organizations to conduct business in the country. According to the World Bank’s latest index, Kenya ranks 56th out of 190 countries in terms of ease of doing business.

This ranking is a testament to the government’s commitment to improving the country’s business climate by streamlining administrative procedures and reducing the regulatory burden on businesses. Kenya has implemented several reforms to make it easier for businesses to operate, including the establishment of a one-stop shop for business registration and the introduction of an online platform for tax compliance.

For international organizations, Kenya’s ranking on the ease of doing business index implies that the country provides a favorable business environment with a stable political climate and a well-educated workforce. The country’s strategic location and well-developed infrastructure also make it an attractive destination for foreign investors.

At Breedj, we understand the importance of a conducive business environment in achieving business success. That is why we offer EOR solutions that help international organizations navigate Kenya’s business landscape with ease, ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations while maximizing operational efficiency.

Hiring in Kenya

If your organization is looking to hire employees in Kenya, there are two options available. The first option is to set up your own entity, which involves establishing a local company and complying with all the legal and regulatory requirements in the country. However, this option can be time-consuming and costly, and it may not be suitable for all organizations.

The second option is to use Breedj’s EOR solution in Kenya. Our Kenya EOR solution allows you to hire employees without the need to establish a local entity. This means that you can expand your operations quickly and efficiently while remaining compliant with local labor laws and regulations.

By choosing Breedj’s Kenya EOR solution, you can enjoy the benefits of having a local team on the ground to support your HR needs. Our team of experts is well-versed in local labor laws and regulations, and we can provide you with the guidance and support you need to navigate the complex regulatory landscape in Kenya.

We take care of all administrative tasks related to HR, including payroll management, benefits administration, and compliance with local labor laws. This allows you to focus on your core business activities while we take care of the rest.

Country fact sheet


Kenyan shilling (KES)




54 million (2021)


East Africa



Official languages

English, Swahili

Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Kenya

By partnering with Breedj, you can eliminate the need to establish an in-country entity, and thus, saving valuable time and resources while benefiting from our local expertise to guarantee full compliance for your business operations.

Our platform has been designed to seamlessly take care of every aspect of the local employment environment, while you focus on your core operations.

Employment contracts

We handle employment contracts for both global employees and contractors.

Guaranteed compliance

Breedj ensures full compliance with your workers' local labor laws.

Global payroll

Our platform ensures accurate and timely international salary payments.

Legal expertise

Leverage Breedj's extensive expertise to navigate diverse employment laws.

Tax & contributions

Breedj handles tax & mandatory contributions as required by local labor laws.

Multiple currencies

Your workers are paid in their local currency, directly to their bank account.

Statutory labor laws in Kenya

Kenya has strict labor laws and regulations that organizations must comply with when hiring employees. As an international organization, it is important to understand these laws to ensure that you remain compliant and avoid any legal issues. Here are some key labor laws and regulations that you should be aware of:

Employee probation period: According to the Employment Act, a probationary contract is an employment contract of up to twelve months’ duration or part thereof. It must be written and expressly states that it is for a probationary period.

Annual leave in Kenya: Every employee is entitled to 21 annual leave days after one year of service to the company, with full pay.

Maternity leave in Kenya: Female employees are entitled to 2 months of paid leave (provided the employee forfeits annual leave).

Paternity leave in Kenya: The Employment Act provides for two weeks/14 working days of paid paternity leave.

Sick leave in Kenya: Employees are generally entitled to 14 days of paid sick leave per year. Employees must provide a medical certificate. The first 7 days are paid at 100%, and the remaining days are paid at 50%.

It is important to note that these are just a few of the many labor laws and regulations in Kenya. At Breedj, we understand the complexities of local labor laws and regulations, and we are committed to ensuring that our clients remain compliant at all times.

Our Kenya employer of record solution includes comprehensive HR administration and compliance services, ensuring that you remain compliant with local labor laws and regulations while minimizing your administrative burden. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you remain compliant with local labor laws in Kenya.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

21 days

Sick leave

14 days

Maternity leave

2 months

Paternity leave

14 days

Employee probation

Up to 12 months

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Social security in Kenya

Kenya has a social security system that includes the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). Here’s what you need to know about social security contributions in Kenya:

National Social Security Fund (NSSF) contributions: The NSSF is a mandatory social security scheme for employees in Kenya. Employers are required to contribute 5% of an employee’s gross salary, and employees contribute 5% of their gross salary. The maximum monthly contribution is KES 1,320 for employees earning over KES 18,000 per month.

National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) contributions: The NHIF is a mandatory health insurance scheme for employees in Kenya. Employees are required to contribute 1.5% of their gross salary, up to a maximum of KES 1,700 per month. There is no corresponding employer contribution.

It is important to note that contributions to social security schemes are mandatory for employers and employees in Kenya. Failure to contribute can result in fines and legal penalties.

At Breedj, we understand the complexities of social security contributions in Kenya, and we can help you navigate these requirements with ease. Our Kenya EOR solution includes comprehensive payroll management services, ensuring that your employees’ social security contributions are calculated accurately and paid on time. 

Breedj's platform

Current coverage

54 countries

Focus region


Salary payments

Supports multiple currencies

Time to market

Onboard workers in less than 24 hours

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Global expansion simplified

Confidently expand to Kenya

Breedj stands out as the preferred global employment solutions provider for several reasons, offering organizations a competitive edge with a range of scalable global employment solutions.

Cost effective

Drastically reduce administrative and overhead costs related to managing global employees.

100% compliant

Stay up to date with the ever changing global legislations, policies and local labor laws.

Peace of mind

Get direct access to our global employment experts to mitigate legal risks and penalties.

Fast-track market entry

Bypass the complexities associated with establishing a branch office or in-country.

Help emerging countries

Encourage growth and uplift lesser served regions by giving a job to talented remote professionals.

Support United Nations development goals

Directly support at least four sustainable development goals, simply by using our platform.