Hire, Onboard, and Pay Contractors in Kenya

Hiring contractors in Kenya? Rippling can help you onboard and pay Kenyan contractors in a single system. In just a few clicks, you can localize onboarding, provision IT and app access, and run payroll for your contractors in Kenya—while staying compliant with local laws. 

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT+3 (Nairobi)

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at a glance

Hiring contractors in Kenya can be a rollercoaster

Many global companies are looking to Kenya’s “Silicon Savannah” for talented independent contractors. But hiring Kenyan contractors can be daunting when you aren't familiar with Kenyan labor and tax laws. You have to classify them correctly, pay them at the right times, and comply with termination rules—or risk government penalties. But with Rippling, you can grow your global team quickly and compliantly.

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Worry-free Compliance

Avoid misclassifying contractors in Kenya

Rippling can help you avoid costly misclassification mistakes. Worried that your Kenyan contractors are misclassified? Try our free classification assessment to find out.

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Support your Kenyan contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in Kenya in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it incredibly easy to set up your Kenyan contractors. Adapt everything—from contractor data fields and documents to currencies—based on their work location, comply with local laws using built-in consulting agreement templates, and provision app access with a few clicks.

Global Workforce Management

Seamlessly transition contractors to employees

As your business grows, your workforce needs change. You can easily transition a contractor to an employee in minutes while preserving any historical data. Hire and pay via Rippling EOR, or pay them through your own entity with Rippling Global Payroll.


Set up and manage your Kenyan contractors’ IT needs

Give contractors access to apps like Google Workspace and Slack with a few clicks—and remove it just as easily at the end of their contracts. You can increase security by enforcing multi-factor authentication and even set up workflows to automatically alert you of any suspicious login activity.

Contractor Compensation

Easily pay Kenyan contractors in KES

Set payments in USD or their local currency, and easily pay all contractors in a single pay run, no matter where they are located. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice or add in a reimbursement? Rippling can take care of that.