Ruto Orders NYS Training for Kenyans  Seeking Employment Abroad

Ruto Orders NYS Training for Kenyans Seeking Employment Abroad

Ruto Orders NYS Training for Kenyans Seeking Employment Abroad

All Kenyans who are looking for work  overseas have been instructed by President  Ruto to complete training at the National  Youth Service (NYS) prior to being  deployed.

Speaking on Friday, December 8, at the National Youth Service pass-out ceremony in Gilgil, Nakuru, Ruto announced the new directive, which aims to  help job applicants comprehend the nature of their professions and the  responsibilities that come with working abroad.

“Already we are concluding negotiations with Germany, Saudi Arabia, and 8 other countries on the export of labour and NYS will be the central organisation for redeployment training so that Kenyans understand what they need to do for work as labour that is exported,” Ruto stated.

The head of state further promised to deploy part of the Ksh38 billion loan secured from India to improve facilitations and machinery for the NYS officers.

“We are going to enhance and modernise the equipment that NYS has, and as part of the modernization, Ksh7.5 billion, part of the negotiation we had with Prime Minister Modi last week, will be deployed to NYS,” Ruto stated.

According to Ruto, the funds will enable NYS to grow food around the country and not only deliver theoretical knowledge but also have room to do some practical work.

He further instructed Public Service CS Moses Kuria, who accompanied him to the celebrations, to liaise with his Treasury counterpart Njunguna Ndung’u to ensure the officers benefit from the deal.

Following a meeting with the National Security Council (NSC), Ruto also signed a  second agreement requiring that recruits for the Kenya Police, Kenya Wildlife  Services, and Kenya Defense Forces come from New York State to the tune of 80%.

In addition, over the next five years, the government hopes to hire 100,000 NYS  officers annually.

In order to meet the absorption rate, it will first treble the number of Kenyan youths  enrolled in the NYS, from 20,000 to 40,000, beginning in the next year.

On November 9, 2023, Ruto declared, “We are doubling enrolment to 40,000 in the  Service from next year, and have made it absolutely mandatory that every village,  center, town, and city in Kenya is properly represented in the recruitment.”

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