Working in Kenya

Kenya has the 8th largest economy in Africa, and its diverse economic portfolio is strengthened by its membership of the EAC, COMESA and CEN-SAD. Its principle exports come from the manufacturing, agriculture and mining industries. It sends products around the world, particularly to its East African neighbours, Europe and the USA.

Working in Kenya

Kenya is one of Africa’s most developed economies and offers opportunities for people from a range of sectors and fields. The economy is robust and as the centre of the EAC, the economy grows well. The cost of living is lower than in other African countries, and offers people the opportunity to put money aside and live comfortably. Small talk and first impressions are key to business, and punctuality is essential. Access to private healthcare and education is often considered essential, and you should explore these with any employer who you are in discussion with. The cultural and social life of Kenya is among the richest on the continent, and is a driver for many who want to live and work in Africa.

Kenya - Need To Know




Kenyan Shilling (KES)

Dialling Code


Official Languages


Capital City Airport

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport


Kenya (UTC +03:00)

How Do I Work In Kenya?

Work Authorisation and VISA requirements
You will need a VISA to work in Kenya unless you are a citizen of an EAC member. It is recommended to obtain employment there before applying, as your new employer can often sponsor your application. You can find out more information by visiting your local embassy website. More information is available using the button below.
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