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President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a minimum wage increase of 12 per cent from 1st May 2022 to cushion workers against further erosion of their purchasing power.

Noting that there has been no review of the minimum wages for over three years while the cost of living has increased with inflation ranging between 5 to 6 per cent annually, the President said the Government has found it necessary to increase the minimum wages.

“In that regard, and in full appreciation of the critical contribution of workers to the economy; following the recommendation of various stakeholders; as a caring Government, we find that there is a compelling case to review the minimum wages to cushion our workers against further erosion of their purchasing power while also guaranteeing the competitiveness of our economy,” the President said.

President Kenyatta spoke on Sunday at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi when he led Kenyan workers …