The Federation of Kenya Employers [FKE] is the voice of Employers and the leading employers’ membership body in Kenya. It was established in 1959 under the Trade Unions Act Cap 233 Laws of Kenya (now repealed) to represent the collective interest of employers in Kenya.

FKE is charged with lobbying and advocacy on behalf of employers at the tripartite level involving the Government, Employers and Workers. FKE has an excellent working relationship with leading organs in the labour and social sector and is represented on the board of the International Organization of Employers (IOE), International Labour Organization (ILO), Business Africa - Employers Confederation whose headquarters are in Nairobi and the East African Employers Organization (EAEO)

Our goal is to be the leading employers’ organization globally, supporting enterprises for sustainable socioeconomic development and to promote an enabling socio-economic environment to enhance industry competitiveness.

As a Membership Organization, FKE is dedicated to excellence in current values of quality professional services.


To improve the business environment in Kenya through advocacy, effective representation, social dialogue and provision of value - add services.


Resilient and empowered employers in Kenya.

Core Values

In its operations and service delivery, FKE undertakes to uphold the following core values:

Our Role

FKE is both an advocacy and service organization with two distinct roles:

  • To influence the policy and regulatory environment in order to create a conducive climate for business growth and sustainability.
  • To provide quality business development and representation services to members.