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45 foreign jobs recruitment agencies get nod

Jobseekers outside County Hall, Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Jobseekers outside County Hall, Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG  

Forty-five private companies have been accredited and authorised to place Kenyans in jobs abroad in a move aimed at ridding the market of bogus hiring agencies.

National Employment Authority acting director-general Rael Rotich published the list in the government publication MyGov on Tuesday.

Al-Shira Travel Tourism, Overseas Gulf, Al-Jamana Ltd and Pemawa Ltd are some of the companies whose contracts extend to January 2019.

Others are Talent Quest Africa and FSI Worldwide Kenya Ltd while contracts of the rest have the period of accreditation spread between August and December 2018.

“The public is notified that the list will be updated regularly and are therefore advised to check the status of any recruitment agency from our offices,” the official said.

Bogus agencies had been luring desperate Kenyans with false promises of well-paying employment, only to offer them low quality jobs, especially in the Middle East.

In 2015, Kenya revoked the licences of 930 agencies and banned its citizens from seeking work in the Middle East after a string of cases detailing abuse, especially of domestic workers.

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