President Ruto has directed all Kenyans seeking jobs abroad to undergo training at the National Youth Service (NYS) before deployment.
Speaking at the pass-out ceremony of the National Youth Service in Gilgil, Nakuru, on December 8, 2023, Ruto issued the new directive in an effort to assist jobseekers in understanding the nature of their jobs and the demands that come with working outside the country.
“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 Ksh 38B loan secured from India to improve facilitations and machinery for the NYS officers.
“We are going to enhance and modernize the equipment that NYS has, and as part of the modernization, Ksh 7.5 Billion part of the negotiation we had with Prime Minister Modi last week, will be deployed to NYS,” Ruto stated.
According to Ruto, this will enable NYS to grow food around the country and also just not only deliver theoretical knowledge but also have room to do some practical work.
He further instructed Public Service Cabinet Secretary, Moses Kuria who accompanied him to the celebrations, to liaise with Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njunguna Ndung’u to ensure the officers benefit from the deal