In an exclusive, Carole Kariuki, CEO, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), said digital jobs have come of age in Kenya and now employ millions in Kenya.
At the same time, Carole said online jobs in Kenya now employ over 1.2 million people wth an average pay of about $200 (KES 20, 000) while being able to work from the comfort of your home.
Carole’s comments come on the back of the Kenya government study titled ‘National Study on Digital and Digitally Enabled Work in Kenya’ which revealed that about 5% of the Kenyan population are online workers.
The survey was conducted by Ajira Digital, an official government program put in place to help find employment opportunities for young Kenyans.
According to Carole Kariuki, who is CEO of KEPSA, 63% of adults across Kenya are aware of the gig economy. Moreover, 29%, representing 7.3 million people, were aware of the Ajira Digital Program compared to 5.5 million (14%) in 2019.
KEPSA is the private sector apex and umbrella body set up in 2003, to bring together business community in a single voice to engage and influence public policy for an enabling business environment. The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) is a limited liability membership organization.
With current membership of over 500,000 direct and indirect members organised through Business Membership Organizations and Corporate members, KEPSA is a key player in championing the interests of the Kenyan business community in trade, investment, and industrial relations.
Some of its premium members include:
- Airtel Kenya
- Amazon Web Services
- Bamburi Cement
- Bayer East Africa
- Bidco Africa
- BOC Kenya
- Bollore Transport & Logistics
- Boston Consulting Group
- British American Tobacco
- Centum Investment
- Chandaria Group
- CMC Motors
- Davis & Shirtliff
- Deloitte Limited
- East African Breweries (EABL)
- Ecobank Kenya
- G4S Kenya
- Genghis Capital
- Huawei Technologies
- IBM East Africa
- Kenya Power & Lightning Company (KPLC)
- KPMG Kenya
- Liquid Telecom
- Maersk Kenya
- Microsoft East and Southern Africa
- Ogilvy PR
- Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)
- Resolution Health
- Safaricom Limited
- Stanbic Bank
- Uber Kenya
- Vivo Energy Kenya
- Wells Fargo
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