Staffing and Recruiting Experts in Kenya

Discover Kenya's top talent and take your business global with our recruitment experts in Kenya and 70+ countries. Grow your team virtually in Kenya and unlock the potential of borderless talent today.

Lundi Recruitment Insights in Kenya


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Capital City


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Recruitment Agency Costs in Kenya

In Kenya, professional recruitment agency fees range from 22-27% of the first-year annual base salary of a recruited employee. Recruitment agencies also require an upfront retainer and payment in advance installments of the agency fee based on milestones such as start of recruitment, presentation of candidates, and scheduling interviews with a candidate shortlist.

We know this might sound overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. A solution like Lundi eliminates the barriers for you. With Lundi, you can recruit talent across 70+ countries, easily managing recruitment—all in one, easy-to-use platform. Get an overview of what you need to know when hiring in Kenya below.

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Employer Tax Costs in Kenya

In Kenya, an employer’s total social contributions total 6.5%. This includes 5% that goes towards the National Social Security Fund and 1.5% that goes to the National Housing Development Fund: Total deductions must not exceed KSh5,000 monthly.

Employee Income Taxes in Kenya

In Kenya, the income tax breakdown is as follows:

Employee Probation in Kenya

The probationary period for employees in Kenya is six months.

Employee Overtime in Kenya

Normal working hours are 52 hours per week spread over a period of six days. An employee in Kenya cannot exceed 116 working hours in any two-week period.In Kenya, overtime work is paid at:One and a half times the normal hourly rate for time worked in excess of the normal number of hours per week; orTwice the normal hourly rate for time worked on the employee’s normal rest day or a public holiday

Employee Notice in Kenya

The minimum notice period in Kenya depends on when wages are due, and can be as long as 28 days. It is also possible to give payment in lieu of notice.

Termination in Kenya

Before terminating an employee contract for misconduct, performance, or physical incapacity to perform duties, the employer must first conduct a hearing. Terminations can only be carried out for just cause.In Kenya, severance is only paid in cases of termination due to redundancy. In this case, the severance pay is equal to 15 days of wages for every year of employment.

How to Recruit in Kenya

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A Lundi Global Talent Consultant will work with you to understand your goals, needs, and team dynamics.
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Interview Hand-Selected Candidates

Within days, we’ll introduce you to the right talent for your team. The average time to match is one week.
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The Right Fit,

Work with your new team member for a trial period (pay Lundi only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit.
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No matter the industry or the function, the talent you need could be already living in another country. That’s why we created our borderless talent strategy.

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Why Companies Choose Lundi

Exceptional Talent Unavailable Anywhere Else

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  • Not available on freelancer marketplaces
  • Ready for full-time positions

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Register your interest by booking a call. During the meeting, we'll help you determine if Lundi is right for your business and how we might be able to help you with your hiring goals.

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Our Vetting Process

  • Tailored

    Lundi takes the time to understand the candidate’s skills, experiences, and goals so that they can be matched to the right job.
  • Fair and Accurate

    Rather than relying on a single question or metric, Lundi takes into account the candidate’s overall history, expertise, and motivation.
  • Inclusive

    Our candidate screening process is designed to be inclusive and equitable, ensuring that all candidates have an equal opportunity to pursue their career goals.

Book a free strategy session to see how we can help you

No matter the industry or the function, the talent you need could be already living in another country. That’s why we created our borderless talent strategy.