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Complete guide to how much you should pay domestic workers

Labour secretary Raychelle Omamo last week gazette new regulations that set the minimum monthly salaries an employer can pay a domestic worker in every major town, compulsory weekly off days and overtime compensation.

The legal notice granted domestic workers in Nairobi a 12 per cent pay increase, effectively pushing their monthly salary to Sh10, 954 from Sh9, 781 last year.

Here are other workers whose pay was increased along with the gazetted rates;

1. Receptionist- 16,872

2. Cashier- 24, 719

3. Shop Assistant- 14, 785

4. Messenger- 10, 954

5. Waiter- 11, 831

6. Junior Clerk- 14, 173

7. Night Watchman- 12, 221

8. Lorry/Car Driver- 7,966

9. Tractor Driver- 6, 891

10. Farm Clerk- 9, 808

11. Farm Foreman- 9, 808

12. Cook- 6, 206

13. Herdsman- 6, 278

14. Gardener- 10, 954

15. Building Caretaker- 22, 718