Global Mobility Solutions

Kenya Global Mobility Services

Compliantly move and pay employees in Kenya. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers global mobility solutions in Kenya. Through the Breedj platform, businesses of all sizes can compliantly relocate and pay local nationals and expats alike.

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

Moving your employees to Kenya

Kenya is a thriving country located in East Africa, with a population of approximately 52 million people. The country boasts a robust and diversified economy, with key industries including agriculture, manufacturing, and services. Kenya’s GDP has been growing at an average rate of 5.7% over the past five years, and the country has been consistently ranked as one of the top destinations for foreign direct investment in Africa.

Kenya is also known for its political stability, having held peaceful elections in recent years. The country has a democratic government and a strong legal system, which provides a favorable environment for businesses looking to operate in the country.

The official languages of Kenya are English and Swahili, but there are over 60 other local languages spoken in the country. This linguistic diversity reflects Kenya’s rich cultural heritage and can present both opportunities and challenges for international businesses.

International businesses may choose to expand their operations to Kenya for various reasons, including access to a growing market, availability of skilled labor, and favorable investment climate. Kenya’s strategic location as a gateway to other African markets also makes it an attractive destination for businesses looking to expand their reach in the region.

Key immigration facts about Kenya

Kenya has specific immigration requirements that foreign nationals must comply with to live, work or conduct business in the country. Certain classes of entry permits allow foreign nationals to work in Kenya and are generally referred to as work permits. An entry permit that allows a foreign national to work in Kenya is obtained by an employer on behalf of a foreign national.

Employers are required to justify the employment of a foreign national instead of a Kenyan. If the foreign national changes employment, his or her new employer is responsible for obtaining a new work permit. Individuals requiring entry permits may enter Kenya on visas or visitors’ passes while their applications for the permits are being processed, but they cannot engage in any work-related or income-generating activities.

Different classes of entry permits are issued in Kenya including permits for the following categories of expatriates:

  • Class A, which is issued to a person engaged in prospecting for minerals and mining in Kenya.
  • Class C, which is issued to a member of a prescribed profession who intends to practice that profession in Kenya, alone or in partnership.
  • Class D, which is issued to a person who is offered specific employment by a specific employer.
  • Class G, which is issued to a person who intends to engage, alone or in partnership, in a specific trade, business, or profession (other than a prescribed profession) in Kenya.

The permits are issued only to persons whose employment, business or presence will benefit the country. A foreign national wishing to carry out business in Kenya must obtain the necessary licenses and registrations required and must have sufficient capital or resources for investment.

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.

Income Tax in Kenya

Kenya operates a territorial tax system, where residents are taxed on their worldwide income, while non-residents are taxed only on their income earned from within Kenya or derived from Kenya. Resident employees are taxed in respect of any employment or services rendered in Kenya or outside Kenya. Residents are also taxed on any other income that has accrued in or is derived from Kenya.

The income tax rates for residents range from 10% to 30%, depending on the income bracket. Non-residents are taxed at a flat rate of 25% on their Kenyan-sourced income. Employers are required to deduct and remit employees’ income tax to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on a monthly basis.

Kenya has tax treaties with several countries, which aim to avoid double taxation and promote international trade and investment. These treaties provide guidance on how income should be taxed and can reduce the amount of tax paid by foreign nationals working 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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VAT in Kenya

Kenya operates a value-added tax (VAT) system, which is levied at a standard rate of 16% on the supply of taxable goods and services in the country, as well as on the importation of taxable goods and services into Kenya. Exempt supplies include financial services provided by banks and most agricultural produce in their processed or preserved state. Petroleum products are subject to VAT at a rate of 8%.

VAT-registered businesses are required to charge and collect VAT on their taxable supplies and remit the collected VAT to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on a monthly basis. VAT-registered businesses can also claim back VAT paid on their purchases and expenses.

Kenya also offers several VAT incentives to businesses, such as VAT exemption for goods and services used in the export market, VAT refunds for tourists, and VAT exemptions for goods used in designated special economic zones.

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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What they say about Breedj

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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.