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Ulemavu /Fao la kuumia kazini

Work injuries include commuting accidents, accidents sustained during working hours; at the work place; or at a place where one would not have been except for his employment. They are divided into four categories: (i) permanent total incapacity (ii) permanent partial incapacity (iii) temporary incapacity and (iv) fatal injury leading to death of a worker.

In the case of permanent total incapacity/disability, the amount payable is 70% of average daily earning for the total period of seven years. 

In the case of permanent partial disability, amount of compensation depends on the assessed degree of disability. If the assessed degree of disability is less than 30%, a lump-sum amount is paid. The maximum partial disability benefit is 84 times the insured person's average monthly earnings, according to the assessed degree of disability.

If the insured person requires the constant attendance of others to perform daily functions, 25% of the permanent disability benefit is paid.

In the case of temporary disability, an insured worker, after certification from medical board, can get temporary disablement benefit as 60% of his average daily earning up to 26 weeks.

In the case of fatal injury, dependents (widow/widower/minor children/parents) receive survivors' benefit. Survivors are paid a pension equal to 60% of the deceased worker's average insurable monthly earnings. A death benefit, for eligible survivors, is also available up to 300,000 shillings.

Source: § 39-40 of the National Social Security Fund Act 1997