Kenyan teachers will now be entitled to up to four months of paid parental leave following an agreement with their government employer.
Female teachers will get 120 days of maternity leave while their male colleagues will be entitled to three weeks of paternity leave.
This is an increase from the three months and 14 days that Kenyan female and male workers are respectively entitled to.
Parents who adopt a child will be given 45 days of leave under the agreement.
Teachers constitute the majority of Kenyan public workforce, with more than 300,000 of them employed by the Teachers Service Commission.
The teachers will be required to submit their leave requests online and early enough to allow planning on how the vacancies are to be filled.