Overview of Payroll in Kenya

Overview of Payroll in Kenya

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Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at those Payroll & HR Professionals who are processing or managing Vendors who process Payrolls in Kenya and need to have an understanding of the legislative and legal requirements involved.

What will you achieve?

Having attended this course delegates will have confidence that they understand the fundamentals of payroll processing in Kenya, are clear about employer obligations, know what they need to do on both a periodic and annual basis, can answer employee queries and check payslips. Even if payrolls are outsourced it is still the employer’s responsibility to ensure all obligations are met and that tax and social security are correctly processed. This course not only gives you the information you need to be compliant but also ensures you know exactly what information should be given to a payroll provider and the various tasks they should be completing on your behalf.

Course Trainers

  • Chantal

    Head of Learning and Education

    For the past 14 years I had the privilege to pursue my passion for education and training. I have presented technical and soft skill classroom training, van virtual training for managers, colleagues, business partners, auditors and customers. Established curriculum’s in the payroll and accounting industry and developed classroom and virtual training courses for software products. As the Head of the Learning and Education I am able to further my career path as innovative solutions through excellent customer service is provided.

What will be covered?

Country Overview:

Kenya is a country in East Africa with a coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses Savannah Lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and Mountain Highlands. The main engine of economic growth, currency, and tax year dates is provides a fundamental introduction to the Kenya payroll compliance.

Hours of Work:

The working hour regulations are explored with calculation examples for Overtime and working on a Sunday or a Public Holiday.


The minimum leave requirements that an employee is entitled to and the payment employees should receive whilst on leave is explained.

Statutory Contributions:

PAYE, NHIF, NSSF, NITA are just a few examples of statutory funds that employees and or employers must contribute towards. The purpose and calculation for the statutory contributions are analysed.

Statutory Reports:

Employers should be informed about the monthly, quarterly and annual statutory reports that must be submitted. The submission timelines and methods are very important.

Tax Calculation:

A basic Kenya payroll tax calculation is pursued to understand the taxable parameters.

Our knowledge-rich course teaches the fundamentals of Kenya payroll, familiarising you with the legislation, processes and timelines companies must understand in order to address employee queries, accurately read payslips, remain compliant and carry out effective oversight of outsourced providers.