Uhuru announces 18 per cent rise in minimum wage

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a minimum wage increase of 18 per cent rise for workers.

Speaking during the Labour Day celebrations, Uhuru has also increased non-taxable bonuses and overtime to Sh100,000.

Uhuru has further stated that the government will put measures to ensure that employers are also not hurt with the wage increase.

COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli had yesterday started that workers be given at least 22 per cent rise in minimum wage by the government.

 

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