The Work Injury Benefit Act (WIBA), 2007 is an Act of Parliament to provide for compensation to employees for work related injuries and occupational diseases contracted in the course of their employment. It repealed the workmen’s compensation Act cap 236. The Act came into operation as from 2nd June 2008 and to date remains a labour law and a requirement for all employers in Kenya.
The benefits stipulated by the act is 96 months or 8 years earning for death or permanent disability arising from occupational illness or injury. Despite the nullification of 9 sections of the act, WIBA is still law and employers are exposed.