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Living standards to blame for brain drain

12 August 2013, 15:36

Nairobi - Many Kenyans are opting to live and work abroad due to the growing gap in living standards between Kenya and the developed countries and weakening economic standards, a new study by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) has shown.

According to the report launched on Monday, popular African destinations include Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, with the Middle East, the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom and other European countries also being popular destinations, Daily Nation reports.

The document revealed that, with the exception of those moving to the Middle East, the emigrants consist of people with professional, technical and business skills, which results in a huge human resource loss to the country.

- For more visit Daily Nation

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