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FKE

The history of FKE can be traced to the massive labour unrest of March 1955 in which trade unions demanded better terms of employment. This resulted in large industrial firms concluding that the industrial relations mechanism in Kenya needed to be reorganized. This conclusion led to the formation of Association of Commercial and Industrial Employers (ACIE) in 1956 which was later named the Federation of Kenya Employers.

 

The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) is the national umbrella body and the voice of employers in Kenya. It serves as a platform for the articulation of key concerns of the employers in Kenya in the areas of socio-economic development. FKE is the most representative employers’ organization in the country, representing the employers’ interests both locally and internationally. It was established in 1959 under the Trade Unions Act Cap 233.

 

It is charged with representing the interests of employers at the tripartite level involving the Government, Employers and Workers, and since its establishment has served as a platform for advocacy of key concerns of employers in the areas of employment, labour relations and social policy.

Right from independence, the legal and institutional framework for employment relations in Kenya recognized freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. In fact these rights are entrenched in Kenya’s constitution and form part of the foundation of employment relations in the country. However, changing economic and political conditions had from time to time created conditions that tended to undermine these rights.

 

Over the years, FKE has transformed itself from a traditional employers’ organization focusing on industrial relations to include value added services that address the emerging needs of the now dynamic labour market. Some of these unique services have seen other companies and employers organizations come to FKE for a learning experience such us the provision of legal representation and organizational capacity building services. Despite a challenging economic, political and operating environment, the membership base has continued to grow steadily.

 

FKE is equally active in tripartite consultation and engagement with government and labour, both on issues that are directly related to the labour market and those that deal with broader economic and social policy. In several of such cases, the representation or participation of the Federation is at the top level. One such high level involvement is on the board of the re-invigorated National Social Security Fund, where the executive director of the Federation is the employers’ representative. Not only do gestures such as this provide an eminent opportunity to contribute to shaping public policy, they enhance the prospect for public policy that responds to employers’ broader interests.

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Our Western Branch members currently engaged in the 39th regional AGM. https://t.co/05F4wFn3jM
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The formal sector that is to be taxed 1.5% for the Housing Levy Fund is a small fraction of the entire population.… https://t.co/Ttp00Hi6b0
Exactly what employers are saying! @Jacquelinemugo2 , @FKEKenya https://t.co/o055fwgnax
The employers concerns have not been looked into @Jacquelinemugo2 @FKEKenya https://t.co/kY2umC33md
Yes, there is need for more information @Jacquelinemugo2 @FKEKenya https://t.co/nB8ZZjK49z
Informal sector is growing very fast. The formal sector is shrinking yet it is taxed more! https://t.co/ZFDgqGYczk
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Housing Act can be reviewed https://t.co/xdnfUc6kI0
RT @KTNKenya: The government will start deducting 1.5 per cent housing levy from employees and employers in the public and private sector…
It will take 120 years for the person earning Sh25,000 per month to own a house- Prof Omenya @KTNNewsDesk @Jacquelinemugo2
Yes there is a need to factor in the housing schemes that the employers provide for their employees @FKEKenya,… https://t.co/XENmqUzoy6
The Government is yet to put up a single house under the big for agenda @FKEKenya @Jacquelinemugo2 https://t.co/2RSelJyWlQ
FKE is opposed to the introduction of Housing Levy Fund, https://t.co/iVXuKEZLim
Gracing the Rift Valley Branch AGM & @60 years celebration is Nakuru's Deputy Governor- Hon. Dr. Erick Korir. In hi… https://t.co/GURJb5l6ZJ
Our Diamond Jubilee is a golden opportunity to celebrate the Federations’ journey, reaffirm her position as the aut… https://t.co/YG0JPdwhSh
For many years FKE has represented employers in various regional and global platforms and forums to ensure our voic… https://t.co/AaarnmXZg1
We have applied our unique expertise in advocacy and influence in the areas of employment, labour relations and soc… https://t.co/F5TOKgZYco
From an organizational standpoint, FKE is much stronger today than when it started in January 1959. We have achieve… https://t.co/iw14gOPxbv