Mr. Matiangi, who is the current Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior, issued on 1st of July 2019 new directives regarding the renewal of work permits in Kenya. Here is what you need to know...
Kenya, the lights are on!
A positive economic overview of the countryKenya has experienced a decade of strong economic growth. Today, Kenya is particularly advanced in the services sector and has been at the origin of innovations adopted throughout the continent. By its determination to be the most innovative country in Africa, in 2017 Kenya has become the first country to sell government bonds via mobile phones.
Kenya imposes restrictions on entry for Work Permit applicants In a further attempt to combat illegal foreigners, in August 2018, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i announced that all foreign nationals who intend to apply for a Work Permit are required to do so whilst outside of Kenya.
Immigration Landscape of KenyaThe Kenyan immigration system, in general, is organized in categories and does not contain a quota or scoring system which is used in many other immigration systems, such as the United Kingdom or Nigeria. In Kenya, the immigration system works with permits and passes concerning the legal sojourn of foreigners in the country.
Africa Immigration Series: Introducing Kenya Africa Immigration Series is a series of articles to be published frequently. Each article will explore the Africa’s expat mobility landscape and a brief overview of the current economic situation and investment opportunities. Our first article focuses on Kenya.
KENYA: Work Permits - The Corporate Immigration Law Review - Edition 7 We would like to share with you parts of our chapter contribution towards the book THE CORPORATE IMMIGRATION LAW REVIEW - EDITION 7 - about KENYA work permits: