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Business Practices in Kenya

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
Internations-Business Etiquette in Kenya
Commisceo Kenya Business Practices
U.S. Commercial Service Country Guide
Opening Hours and Days
Business hours are generally from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Banks are open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Most shops open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., some supermarkets are open 24-7 and in shopping centres some shops remain open until 8 p.m.
 
 
 

Public Holidays

New Year Day 1 January
May Day 1 May
Madaraka (Independence Day) 1 June
Mashujaa 20 October
Jamhuri 12 December
Christmas Day 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December
Holy Friday Date varies
Easter Date varies
Easter Monday Date varies
Idd-ul-fitr Date varies
 
Holiday Compensation
Yes
 

Periods When Companies Usually Close

Christmas and New Year Day Several days between Christmas and the New Year
Ramadan Several days during Eid al-Fitr and Eid- al-Adha
 

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