About Us

Umbrella body of all licensed
recruitment Agencies in Kenya
An Association recognized by:
The Ministry of Labour
Nation Employment Authority (NEA)
International Organisation of Migrants (IOM)
All Private Recruitment Agencies
Licensed by the Government
are eligble for Membership
Membership is contigent on payment of annual membership fees
and adherance to conduct established by the Constitution and Code of Conduct


The Association of Skilled Migrant Agencies of Kenya (ASMAK) was established in 2018 as a professional body of Private Employment Agencies who have undergone thorough vetting and licensed by the National Employment Authority under the Ministry of the East African Community, Labour and Social Protection.

ASMAK is the largest recruitment association representing Kenya’s migrant recruitment and staffing industry. 

Through its members’ agencies websites, ASMAK acts as a reliable source of timely and accurate information about services, practices, and status of the global employment industry. 

ASMAK serves as the official channel through which members contributions are brought to the attention of the public at the large as well as the Government. 

The Association also provides a forum for members to discuss, ratify and advocate ethical standards of the operation that are the best for the industry. We are passionate and totally committed to setting standards that best serve the job seekers and employers.

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As an employer or job seekers you must be aware there are many unlicensed persons and agencies offering recruitment services. Dealing with such persons or agencies do not offer recourse to the employer for bad services rendered, nor to the job seeker in case of exploitation by an agent or rogue employer or any other arising problem.

Any person or agencies doing migrant recruitment without accreditation is considered to engage in human trafficking.

We as ASMAK encourage employers as well as job seekers before engaging services of a recruitment agent to check validity of their credential from the licensing body in this case “National Employment Authority” (NEA).

For list of all vetted and licensed ASMAK members refer to;

(NEA Website on List of Accredited Agencies.)



Only ASMAK membership has the tools you need to win more business. All members get discounted training through the Ministry of Labour (National Employment Authority ) NEA recruitment business, and access to mentors and consultants.  

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Being a member of the ASMAK makes business sense. ASMAK can help you run an efficient and cost-effective business with tailored legal services (as we intend to have a lawyer on board for legal advice) operational support and advice. 


ASMAK is your voice to those who matter. Our lobbying and campaigning activity, cutting-edge recruitment research, enables you to attend recruitment sector meetings with various local and international chambers and chapters and helps spread the word about the recruitment industry.   

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ASMAK helps members establish legitimacy as it offers a professional umbrella which carries a degree of respectable when presenting credentials to institutions or potential clients.


Through ASMAK, members will be able to network better by attending events, functions or interacting and building relationships with potential clients all facilitated through ASMAK. Invitation from various institutions/delegations like chambers of commerce all come through associations like ASMAK.

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It is through a body like ASMAK that matter pertaining to migrant recruitment industry can be advocated and addressed. These matters may touch on the public at large or legislature.


ASMAK Code of Professional Practice has been created in consultation with members and industry stakeholders to ensure that all members of the ASMAK conduct their businesses ethically, to the highest standards and promote good practice. It is binding on all corporate members. 

Principle 1

Respect for Law 

Members and their staff must comply with all relevant legislation, statutory and non-statutory requirements and official guidance and any future amendments to such requirements during the course of providing their services to others.

Principle 2

Respect for Honesty and Transparency

Members will act honestly in all dealings with work seekers, clients, members, non-members and others. In the course of representing a work-seeker or client, a member shall not knowingly make a false or inaccurate statement, fail to disclose a material fact, or make a representation as to future matters without having reasonable grounds for making it.

Principle 3

Respect for Work Relationships

Members will not undertake actions that may unfairly or unlawfully jeopardize a work seeker’s employment.Members will not undertake actions that may unfairly or unlawfully interfere in work relationships established by others. Members will not attempt unfairly or unlawfully to prevent a work seeker from seeking work from other sources.

Principle 4

Respect for Diversity

Members should adhere to the spirit of all applicable human rights, employment laws and regulations and will treat work seekers, clients and others without prejudice or unjustified discrimination. Members should not act on an instruction from a client that is discriminatory and should, wherever possible, provide guidance to clients in respect of good diversity practice.

Principle 5

Respect for Safety 

Members will act diligently in assessing risks to work seekers and clients and will not knowingly put at risk candidates, clients or others.
Members will inform work seekers whenever they have reason to believe that an engagement may cause a risk to health and safety.

Principle 6

Respect for Professional Knowledge 

a. Members will work diligently to develop and maintain a satisfactory level of relevant and current professional knowledge.
b. Members will ensure that their staffs are adequately trained and skilled to undertake their responsibilities in recruitment practice.

Principle 7

Respect for Certainty of Engagement

Members must supply work seekers with full details of the work, conditions of employment, the nature of the work to be undertaken, rates of pay, method and frequency of payment and pay arrangements in accordance with requirements of current legislation.

Principle 8

Respect for Prompt and Accurate Payment 

Members should not penalize temporary/contract workers, for example for having been late or failed to attend part or all of an assignment or for poor performance, by making deductions from pay due for time that they have actually worked.

Principle 9

Respect for Ethical International Recruitment

Members should observe the highest principles of social responsibility, integrity, professionalism, equity and fair practice in their dealings with all overseas work seekers.

Principle 10

Respect for Confidentiality and Privacy

Members must observe the highest principles of integrity, professionalism, equity and fair practice to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of candidate and client information and should respect the confidentiality of records in accordance with law and good business practice.




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