Kazi Majuu! Government to advertise overseas jobs on website
The government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has put in place measures to end the desperate cries of Kenyans seeking employment abroad.
According to Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Dr Alfred Mutua, the move will ensure that innocent Kenyans are not swindled out of their money by unscrupulous agencies and agents.
In a media address, the CS said his ministry has held several labour-related discussions with other countries, indicating that there are thousands of job opportunities abroad.
“We will be posting in our website Kazi Majuu, a portal that I am creating, which will have publications of links to verified jobs from around the globe,” Dr Mutua said.
He stated that at the moment, several websites are alleging to post links for jobs in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and other countries yet they actually don’t exist.
“If you see an advert for a job in Australia, for a job in the UK, for a job in Canada, for a job in Sweden, before you apply for that job, please go to our website and verify because all the jobs for Kenyans overseas are there to apply.”
The CS said that the agencies that have been approved by the government to offer jobs abroad will be posted on the portal and that in case of negligence of Kenyans abroad by any agency, the government will be in a position to address the issue without any delay.
“We will make sure that these people are verified so that you will be paying your money to a verified company so that if you lose your money you can come to us as a government and we will make sure that you get your money back.”
In his address, the CS stated that the diaspora abroad continues to send funds back home for various purposes.
“Cumulative inflows for the 12 months leading up to August 2023 totaled close to Sh500 million, more than our traditional exports combined.”
The move comes amidst increasing cases of Kenyans being coned up to millions of money by the agencies promising them lucrative jobs abroad.