Ministry of Devolution is said to be in the last stages of transporting 10,000 Kenyans to work in the construction and real estate sectors in the middle east as ‘watu wa mikono‘.
But considering the mistreatment Kenyans, and Africans, undergo in the middle east, the government’s initiative is like sending young kenyans to death dungeons of Arabs. Cases of Kenyans being killed in unclear circumstances in Saudi Arabia is heart wrenching and one only hopes due diligence must have been done before such massive deployment.
It is also an acceptance that Kenya no longer creates jobs and the economy no longer absorbs skilled manpower, despite the lies in statistics and reports always peddled around around.
Pauline Njoroge, a general factotum with the government, posted the following, shocking Kenyans on social media circles:
The first batch of 10,000 National Youth Service graduates will soon leave the country for employment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The government has already finalized plans for their deployment following the 100,000 jobs deal that was reached between the two governments during President Uhuru Kenyattaâ€Ÿs visit to the Gulf state last year. Under the deal, NYS graduates will be given priority in the allocation of the 100,000 jobs.
(Source-Ministry of Devolution & Planning Newsletter)