Kenyans Seeking Jobs Overseas to Undergo NYS Training Before Deployment
President Ruto has instructed that all Kenyans seeking jobs overseas complete National Youth Service (NYS) training before deployment.
On December 8, 2023, during the National Youth Service pass-out ceremony in Gilgil, Nakuru, Ruto released the new guideline in an effort to aid jobseekers in understanding the nature of their positions and the difficulties 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. 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.” he said.
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The president also vowed to use a portion of the USD 250 million loan obtained from India to enhance the pay of NYS officers by 40%.
As part of the modernization efforts, Ruto announced that the National Youth Service (NYS) would receive a negotiated sum of Ksh 7.5 billion from discussions with Prime Minister Modi last week. The funds will enhance and modernize the service’s equipment.
According to Ruto, this will allow NYS to grow food around the country while simultaneously providing theoretical knowledge and providing opportunities for actual employment.
He also directed Moses Kuria, the Public Service Cabinet Secretary who joined him to the celebrations, to work with Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njunguna Ndung’u to ensure the officers profit from the deal.
Together with the security council, Ruto has also engaged in another arrangement under which NYS will hire 80 percent of security officials for the Kenya Defence Forces, Kenya Wildlife Services, and Kenya Police.