Domestic workers comprise a significant part of the global workforce in informal employment and are among the most vulnerable groups of workers. Majority work without clear terms of employment, unregistered in any book, and excluded from the scope of labour legislation.
Kenya Legal Notice No.116
The minimum wage announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Labour, Social Security and Services on 20th May 2015, increased the minimum wage of domestic workers to Ksh.10, 955 per month (in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu) and Ksh. 10,107 in all other former municipal councils and other areas 5,844. In addition, the domestic workers are now entitled to 2 days off a week. If the employer fails to give them this break then they are required to compensate them with Ksh. 527 per day. The penalty for non-compliance to this is 3 months jail or Ksh. 50,000.