Ekuru Questions President Ruto’s policy of 3,000 Kenyans abroad weekly says it’s stooping too low.
Aukot Ekuru Questions President Ruto’s policy of 3,000 Kenyans abroad weekly, he questioned how these Kenyans abroad will in turn impact Kenya’s economy.
He opined that sending young people abroad for low-skilled jobs could lead to a cycle of low-income work without acquiring valuable skills.
He stated,”How is Kenya going to develop by sending the country’s youth abroad to work as house girls/boys and garbage collectors? That’s placing them in a low-income trap where they will never gain any useful skills, then come back with a burnout before they turn 40. This is creating a nation of hustlers indeed.”
“He is targeting to send 260,000 Kenyans a year, or a quarter of the 1 million joining the labour force every year. As a long-term policy, that means sending a quarter of a generation to do underpaid menial jobs that people in the host countries consider below their dignity. Quite a way to build a proud and prosperous nation,” he added.
This comes after president Ruto revealed that he was working with the Labour Cabinet Secretary, to sign more bilateral labor agreements to export Kenyan labor.
He stated,”Together with Bore, we are signing bilateral labour agreements to export Kenyan labour. Every week, we want an export of about 3,000 to 5,000 people to provide labour all over the world so that they can bring us money to transform this country,”