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President Ruto has announced plans by the government to sign 10 new bilateral labor agreements that will see Kenyans secure jobs in European, North America and Gulf countries.
Speaking during this year’s Labor Day Celebrations at Uhuru Gardens on Monday, Ruto said most of the Kenyan migrant workers will go to German, which has recently been lobbying for Kenyan workers.
The president said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will visit the country this week to sign a bilateral labor agreement with Kenya.
“We have very many countries asking for Kenyan workers. The German chancellor will be here on Thursday and we will sign bilateral labor agreements that will see Kenyans get opportunities in the 250 million jobs Germany has on offer every year,” said Ruto.
Kenya is also expected to ink labor deals with several other countries, among them the United States, Canada, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
“We have opportunities in Canada, the USA, UAE, Saudi Arabia… we will sign ten agreements in the next couple of months so that our youth get these opportunities,” Ruto added.
Ruto said the move is also part of his administration’s efforts to grow diaspora remittances, which hit a record $4.027 billion in 2022.
“The money we get every year from Kenyans in the diaspora is Sh400 billion. That is even more than what we get from our tea, coffee or horticulture exports,” said Ruto.
Kenya earned more foreign exchange from diaspora remittances than each of its major exports (coffee, tea and horticulture) last year, according to Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) data.
“Many nations have built their economies by organizing job opportunities for their citizens in other countries, so as we plan on creating jobs locally, we are also doing the same abroad,” he added.
The Labor Ministry puts the number of Kenyans living and working abroad at four million, a majority of whom are in the Middle East, North America and Europe.
This is entering Slave trade territory.
The Government of kenya needs to create jobs for Kenyans in Kenya.
Two weeks before the elections Ruto told his supporters in Kisii..
"Matters of youth employment are no longer matters easy in Kenya, it’s a national crisis and that is why we are saying as Kenya Kwanza, it is not enough to have a plan, we must have a Marshal plan on youth unemployment and that is why we are saying we are going to deploy two hundred billion shillings to build industries around leather, around textile, around the wood industry, agro-processing value addition, manufacturing so that we can create opportunities for the young people of our country and every young person. They have talent, they have energy, they have knowledge in driving the economy of the country and every young person can have hope".
As you were.
Werevu wafukuzwe wajinga wabaki wakiongoza nchi. BOYCOTT REMITTANCE, FIND ANOTHER WAY TO HELP YOUR FAMILIES AND INVEST JAMUHURI WITHOUT THESE FILTHY POLITICIAN BASTARDS DEPENDING ON YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY!
Not a good thing. Wazungu wajifanyie kazi bwana, sio cheap labor tangu enzi za 1700. Job creation is a permanent solution. Germany tho has a great system of edu and emphasis on tech/poly instead of pure university
Wewe tuma tu Kalenjin abroad. We just want our people to earn from their sweat, stop swindling them.
Brain drain I do not think so these countries are looking for workers to do menial jobs like Macdonald’s,dishwashers ,farm labor and nursing.They are old not giving birth and as they age they need people to wipe their behinds and when they fall sick a nurse to put up with their whining not to forget plant and harvest their food.He needs to mentally these “ workers “ for reality so that some of them do not hang themselves when they relocate only to find things are very different “kwaground”.
Is he admitting to a failed presidency??
Isn’t one of his main job description creating a vibrant environment that encourages investments, and henceforth creating local well paying jobs??
This fella is just realizing that campaigning is easier than actually running the country!
But seeing how he’s been touring Western province, every time he’s not on one of his many trip abroad, he’s clearly already running for reelection!!!
William Kalejinga Ruto should go and work abroad.
Him & his children. Ama namna ganii ma friends?!