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Kenya Minimum Wage Hike a Ray of Hope for Domestic Help

Beatrice Atieno started working as house help in 1993. Now in her late 50s with more than two decades on the job, the Nairobi-based single mother of three says this is her life. She and fellow domestic workers don't get the respect they deserve in Kenya, she says, so her employer's negative reaction to parliament's recent minimum wage hike comes as no surprise. In addition to Kenyan Labor Secretary Raychelle Omamo's announcement regarding increased pay for domestic...

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