1) THE KENYA SALARY GUIDE - CURRENT EDITION

Welcome to our current salary survey report. Cyka Limited conducts annual salary surveys to guide employers on salary trends in their sectors.   In our efforts to guide employers, we carried out a survey of salaries and allowances offered by various organizations in the Private Sector and Non-Government Organizations. 

 OBJECTIVES OF THE SURVEY

  •  To provide information on salary levels for various job positions to enable companies establish the competitiveness of salaries offered to their employees.
  •  To obtain and analyse comparable data on the prevailing market rates for various organizations.
  •  To provide management with accurate information with which they can review their organization’s salaries and allowances and compare them with other relevant industries in order to ensure that their salary structures are competitive.
  •  To provide organizations with information which will enable them prepare accurate human resource budgets.

 POSITIONS SURVEYED

We have surveyed various positions in the Management and Non-management positions cadres ranging from the chief executive to the messenger. It is designed to show remuneration of the various positions but not individuals who occupy the positions.

 SECTORS SURVEYED

 The organisations surveyed have been categorized into the following sectors.

 Trading Sector:  Covers firms in the general trade of buying and selling.

Manufacturing & Services Sector: Covers manufacturing firms and processing / conversion concerns.

NGO’s Sector: Covers local and international Non-governmental organizations.

Insurance Sector: Covers firms offering Insurance and Re-insurance services.

Professional Services: Covers firms offering security services, legal and logistic services.

I.C.T. Sector: Covers firms offering information services.

Gazetted basic minimum wages

Remuneration of state officers in the executive

Civil service salary for job group A to V

Teachers’ salaries in Kenya (TSC Salary Scale)

2) The Kenya Salary Guide 2015

We have been conducting annual salary surveys for the last 10 years to guide employers on the salary trends in their respective sectors and across the country. The survey focuses on issues of salaries and allowances of selected job positions for management and non-management staff in the private sector and NGO's.

The objectives of our salary surveys have been:

a) To provide information on salary levels for various job positions to enable companies establish the competitiveness of salaries offered to their employees.

b) To provide management with accurate information which they can use to review their organization salaries and allowances and compare them with other relevant industries in order to ensure that their salary structures are externally competitive.

c) To provide organizations with information which will enable them prepare accurate human resource budgets.

The guide is a valuable source of data as it updates employers with information which they can rely on when reviewing staff salaries and recruiting new staff. It also helps to provide data for the prevailing market rates for various positions. The salary is published annually and the first guide was produced in 2005.
The 2015 Kenya Salary Guide is available for sale in our offices.

The organizations surveyed have been categorized into the following sectors.

Manufacturing and Services Sector: Covers manufacturing firms and processing concerns.

Insurance Sector: Covers firms offering Insurance and Re-insurance services.

ICT Sector: Covers firms offering information services.

Hotels Sector: Covers hotels and entertainment centers.

Hospitals and Health Services: Covers Hospital and Health providers

NGO’s Sector: Covers local and international Non-governmental organizations. 

Government Educational Institutions: Covers Government learning institutions.

Clearing & Freight Forwarding : Covers firms offering clearing & forwarding and related transport services.

Horticulture : Covers firms in agricultural sector mainly horticulture (flowers / fresh produce).

Legal firms : Covers firms offering legal srvices.

Remuneration of state officers : Covers parliament, constitutional commissions & independent offices and county goverments.

Civil Service : Covers job group A to job group V.

Gazetted Basic Minimum Wages.  Highlights The Kenya Salary Guide

 

3)  Highlights of the Five New Labour Laws

We have compiled a simplified book on the New Labour Laws which were enacted into law in the year 2007.

The book is meant to assist employers and other interested parties to understand easily the New Labour laws.

The purpose of this book is to provide readers with key highlights of the New labour laws. The relevant and material aspects have been cited and simplified for easy understanding. The commentaries of this Acts vary from some been verbatim extracts.

However, they are not intended to be used as substitute to the original Acts. It is essential for employers and employees to have knowledge on implications of the New Labour Laws.  The book covers the following labour Acts.

1) The Employment Act, No 11 of 2007
2) The Labour Institutions Act, No 12 of 2007
3) The Work Injury Benefits Act, No 13 of 2007
4) The Labour Relations Act, No 14 of 2007
5) The Occupational Safety & Health Act, No 15 of 2007. Read More on The New Labour Laws

 

4) An Overview of Kenya’s New Constitution

The promulgation of The Constitution of Kenya was on 27th August, 2010 under Gazette supplement No.55.

When looking at the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, we have to ask, why have a Constitutional Document?

What is a Constitution?

Constitution” is a set of basic laws or principles for a country that describes the rights and duties of its citizens and the way in which it is governed.”

We have compiled and produced this book in response to the need for Kenyans to know about the New Constitution which was promulgated on 27th August, 2010. Since “Ignorance is no excuse in law”, the publishers found it necessary to produce the book in a simplified format in order to give the reader an insight into what is provided in the New Constitution.

The publishers want to emphasize that the book is a condensed version of the New Kenya Constitution and is not intended to replace the official publication of the New Constitution. You will still need to look at the original document for a complete and comprehensive understanding of the new Constitution.

The book is intended to make it easier for the reader to pinpoint the parts which affect him most on a day to day basis, with greater emphasis being given to The Bill of Rights. It is recommended to be read by all.  Read More on An Overview of Kenya’s New Constitution

 

5) Highlights of the New Employment Act, 2007 and The Industrial Court Act, 2011

One of the most import, ant development in the industrial and labour relations in Kenya is the enactment of the Employment Act 2007 and the Industrial Court Act, 2011.

The two pieces of registration are expected to have far reaching effects on matters related to Industrial and employment relations.

The Employment Acts 2007 is designed to regulate all matters concerning employment matters, employees and employe's rights and salary regulations.

The Industrial Court is established with the aim of having a court with the status of a superior court which shall have jurisdiction on all matters related to industrial and labour relations and settlement of disputes emanating from employment and trade unions.

Cyka consultants have found it necessary to compile a book containing both Acts to assist employer and the general public with information on matters related to industrial and employment relations. Read More New Employment Act, 2007 and The Industrial Court Act, 2011

 

6) Focus on Nairobi County By-Laws.

A survey conducted by a research team from Cyka Consultant has revealed a surprising general lack of awareness and ignorance of rules and regulation contained in the Nairobi County By-laws.

Among the many cases brought before the City's Magistrate Court, a good number of them are for offenses relating to traffic Act, non-payment of parking fees, hawking illegally and general nuisance By-laws.

This book contains 18 by-laws in force and is intended to create awareness among the business community and also the general public about the By-laws.

A section showing a list of Nairobi County Council current business license fees & charges is also included. Read More on Nairobi County By-Laws

 

7) . The New Land Laws Hand Book.

Land occupies a central and important part in human life.

Article 61 of the Constitution states that:

(1)All land in Kenya belongs to the people of Kenya collectively as a nation, as communities and as individuals;

(2)Land in Kenya is classified as public, community or private.

With the enactment of the New Land Laws, we have found it necessary to put together these Acts in one book for ease of reference and to make the public aware of these New Laws.

The book contains the three New Land Acts enacted in 2012 with reference being made to the relevant Articles in The Constitution of Kenya, 2010 mentioned in each of the Acts.

The Acts are:-

  • The Land Act No.6 of 2012
  • The Land Registration Act No.3 of 2012
  • The National Land Commission Act No.5 of 2012

Read More on The New Land Laws

8). Landlords and Tenants Guide

We have compiled a guide governing landlords and tenants relationship.

The book covers the following acts:-

(1) The Rent Restrictions Act, Cap 296.

(2) The Landlords and Tenants (Shops, Hotels and Catering Establishments) Act, Cap 301.

(3) The Distress for the Rent Act, Cap 293         

The Book also contains various rules and regulations as published by the relevant Ministries and should be read alongside the above acts namely, Cap 296 and 301. Read More on Landlords and Tenants Guide

 

9) The Kenya Sacco Guide

We have complied a guide covering the history, development, regulations and controls of Sacco industry in Kenya.

The book tries to answer some of the questions that you may wish to  know concerning the Sacco societies, Bosa, Fosa and the industry in general.

The guide covers all the rules and legislative procedures for starting and operating a Sacco Society in Kenya. It describes what a Sacco is and outlines  the history, development and range of products that Saccos are permitted to transact  under the Sacco Act, No.14 of 2008, which gives  SASRA powers to regulate and punish  defaulters under the Act.

It is a valuable tool which every Sacco manager or official will find  useful as they go about the day today management of their respective Saccos.