By The Editorial Team.
Nairobi, Kenya- The Kenyan government has increased the Minimum Wage for workers from Kenya shillings 10,955, to shs12, 926.
This was revealed by Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta while delivering a Speech during Labour Day celebrations.
Mr Kenyatta said that “We know that for two years we have not increased the minimum wage so after consultations with key stakeholders, I have directed that the minimum wage be increased by 18 percent,” said Mr Kenyatta.
He also increased the taxable income to Kenya shillings 13,400 saying that no worker earning the same or below should suffer taxation.
“I am aware that the workers on the lower income bracket are struggling to afford basic necessities and it is not fair that they should be taxed heavily,” Mr Kenyatta said.
Mr. Kenyatta concluded that “I know that employers are concerned by increased wages and its impact on the economy. I have therefore directed the cabinet secretary for industrialization to urgently convene a meeting with stakeholders so that we explore measures to push in our employers also from causes associated with non labour factors” Mr. Kenyatta concluded.
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