President Uhuru Kenyatta has today announced an increase of 18% to the minimum wage paid to employees in Kenya.
This comes amidst a high cost of living in the country and 2 consequent years of no salary increase.
Following this announcement, the lowest pad employee will now earn KES 14,868 up from the current salary of 12,600.
“After consultation with key stakeholders, I have directed that the minimum wage be increased by 18 per cent. In addition, we have increased the non-taxable bonuses and overtime to KES 100,000,” he noted
The lowest pad employee will now earn KES 14,868 up from the current salary of 12,600.
In his recent visit to United Aryan Company , a garment factory in Babadogo, the President had hinted to the workers that he will increased their salary on labour day celebrations.
The Central Organization for Trade Unions (COTU) has been demanding for a 22% increase claiming that the current wages for employers is not enough for survival and Kenyans are really suffering due to the increase on inflation.
They are yet to respond to the recent announcement by the President.