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News on Kenya’s National Housing Development Fund

The latest news about Kenya’s National Housing Development Fund (NHDF) is that its implementation has been delayed.

On Monday 27 May 2019 the implementation of the NDHF levy was extended by the Employer and Labour Relations Court, which effectively barred the government from enforcing the disputed 1.5% housing levy.

This levy was supposed to take effect in May, in accordance with a government directive in April making it mandatory for employers to deduct and remit the levy by the 9th of every succeeding month.

It has come to light that the case challenging the levy was initially filed by Central Organisations of Trade Unions (COTU), as well as various other parties, including the Trade Union Congress of Kenya, Consumers Federation of Kenya (CoFeK) and the Federation of Kenyan Employers (FKE).

As a leading human resources and human capital management services provider, established in Africa to keep abreast of these markets across the continent, CRS is committed to informing you – our customer – of changes to regulation. That is our mandate and that is exactly what we will continue to do.

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