Employment agency welcomes ban on export of workers
01 October 2014, 11:53
Nairobi - Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi’s move to revoke licences of firms that source jobs for Kenyans in the Middle East has been welcomed by the Chairperson of Kenya Association of Private Employment Agencies (KAPEA), Khadija Osman.
Khadija said the move will get rid of fake agencies that have been conning Kenyan workers in the name of giving them jobs in the Middle East.
“Only accredited agencies should be allowed to send Kenyan workers abroad. We do not like it when we see and hear Kenyans who were sent abroad by fake agencies are being mistreated,” she said.
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She said they have received few cases of mistreatment, which resulted from Kenyans who misbehave after being offered jobs abroad.
Kambi revoked the firms' licences over cases of mistreatment of Kenyan workers in the region which are reported almost daily.
He said the firms will be forced to re-apply for the licences for them to carry on with their business and be able to handle such cases.
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