Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua
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A report by a parliamentary committee has disclosed that the State Department for Diaspora Affairs evacuated 760 Kenyans from Sudan in April 2023, following brutal fighting that has displaced millions of people and killed more than 1000.
The evacuation comes after weeks of fighting in Khartoum between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). In the report issued by Departmental Committee on Defence, Intelligence and Foreign Relations, the Department for Diaspora Affairs said they have issued 3000 Kenyans in the Diaspora with the issuance of passports, IDs and birth certificates in the United States. The department has engaged Kenyans in Gaborone, Brussels, Rwanda, South Korea, Berlin, Riyadh, London and Washington DC.
The report further indicated that the department has been allocated Sh1.3 billion against its required Sh 4.23 billion. The State Department is tasked with the promotion of constant engagement with Kenyans abroad. It also champions the protection of Kenya's diaspora rights among Kenyans in the diaspora. The state department is also tasked with harnessing more opportunities for Kenyans in Diaspora.
Plans are underway within the department to create 70,000 international jobs starting next year. It is keen on identifying opportunities for international investments. Moreover, it pushes for the development of the Diaspora Emergency and Welfare Fund and Diaspora Information Management System (DIMS).
"Plans Are Underway to Create 70,000 International Jobs for Kenyans." Ain't no job creation here. Just say Kenya will be exporting some manual labour.
A man with a PhD lying to Kenyans like a barking dog! Aaish wewe Mutua shinda ni nini? Create jobs inside Kenya by building quality industries! Wachini ufsla bwana! Stop stealing from the coffers and fo the right thing to employ Kenyans at home!
What a stupid headline!
YOU CANNOT CREATE JOBS IN OTHER COUNTRIES!
Any employment opportunities are at the behest of the host countries!
And why are we getting hoodwinked by foreign European nations to treat our youthful population as a liability instead of the asset that they are???
If we invest in our youth, the country gets the return 1,000+ fold!!
Sending able bodied workers to toil in foreign lands while we spend more resources in servicing government corruption is not a winning formula!!
These European nations would kill to have a healthy, active, young workforce like we have in Kenya and other sub Saharan African countries