Employers risk 2-year jailterm for withholding their house help's pay
25 October 2015, 09:04
Nairobi - A new Bill that seeks to protect domestic workers proposes stiff penalties for employers who violate the rights of their house helps.
If passed into law, the Bill could see employers jailed for three years for mistreating their house helps.
The Domestic Workers Bill also proposes a fine of up to KES 500 000 on such employers, Daily Nation reports.
Taita Taveta County women rep, Joyce Lay who sponsored the Bill also wants to make it compulsory for employers to provide their house helps with basic needs including three meals a day, healthy working environment and humane sleeping arrangement.
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