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Economy

Kenya to lift Middle East jobs ban with tough rules

Labour secretary Phyllis Kandie. PHOTO | Francis nderitu | NMG
Labour secretary Phyllis Kandie. PHOTO | Francis nderitu | NMG 

The government has tightened laws to ensure the safety of Kenyans going to work in the Middle East as domestic workers as it moves to lift the ban that was imposed in 2014 next week.

A progress report by the Ministry of Labour on foreign employment states that hiring agencies will be required to furnish the government with quarterly returns on the persons they have enlisted within that period, their personal details and next of kin.

An inter-ministerial has already vetted and registered 29 agencies to hire and place Kenyan workers abroad.

“The agencies have duly complied with the new regulatory framework,” says the report by the Ministry of Labour.

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