4. Red Cross


The NGO is not only saving lives from day to day emergencies in Kenya but changing the standards of lives of the people working within the organization. The best thing about Red Cross is that it has employee training and development programs. This includes organizational, talent-oriented and executive training. There are also annual awards for employees within the company but they vary from country to country.

5. Coca Cola


The company is ranked amongst the Most Admired Companies in 2015 by Fortune Magazine. The company has ingrained its DNA in our lives such that we cannot live without it. Its brands Minute Maid, Fanta, Sprite and Krest have heavily resonated who we are. Its “A Billion Reasons To Believe In Africa” campaign has for a long time portrayed the continent in a positive way. When photographer Brandon Stanton, popularly known for his page Humans Of New York came to Kenya back in 2014, he captured Coca Cola in one of his images. He was on a tour with the United Nations. The company pays well and having it on your LinkedIn or CV will give you unprecedented career mileage.

6. Safaricom


Safaricom has changed the lives of Kenyans since it’s very incorporation as a private limited liability company in April 1997. It has made money transfer in country virtually possible. M Pesa won the Best Operator-Led Mobile Money service award at the Mobile Money Global Awards in Dubai back in 2013. Back in 2009, the company won Best Mobile Money Service at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards in Barcelona. In 2014, Safaricom beat Google and Facebook to be number 9 in the Fast Company list of the top 50 most innovative companies in the world. The company also sponsors various cultural and sports initiatives in the country, such as the Groove Awards. Having Safaricom on your CV is an incredible advantage.