Picture: KCB Senior management during a press conference
Kenya’s largest bank by assets KCB Group has confirmed plans to lay off an undisclosed number of staff in its Kenyan unit to cut expenses.
The lender said yesterday the redundancies had been occasioned by “fast evolving technology changes, and a dynamic regulatory regime”.
“KCB Bank has over the past two years been reviewing its operations in an effort to improve efficiency, serve our customers better, and meet the expectations of our shareholders,” said the bank in a statement.
“The review, which is an ongoing process that has seen us relook our workforce, has been done in keeping with the best business practice in an industry that is undergoing a major transformation driven by fast evolving technology changes, and a dynamic regulatory regime.”
The NSE-listed bank, however, declined to disclose the number of staff to be affected by the looming retrenchment which has unsettled its workforce. This month KCB sent home 28 staff at its Rwandan subsidiary. “The process is being handled in accordance with the law. Further details of the exercise will be provided once it is complete, as the bank is currently in a closed period,” the lender said.