Gov’t to open jobs to Kenyans abroad

Kenyatta has urged Kenyans studying oversees to return home
Uhuru Kenyatta speaks to students under the Equity Foundation sponsorship

The government is set to make positions in public institutions open to Kenyans living abroad, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

Speaking at State House in Nairobi when he hosted a students under the Equity Group Foundation ‘wings to fly’ programme who are joining international universities, President Kenyatta said the plan is aimed at encouraging students abroad to return home.

The measures, President Kenyatta said, include setting up of the Diaspora Liaison office and posting all vacancies in public institutions online for transparent recruitment.

President Kenyatta urged the students and other Kenyans studying abroad to remain focused to successfully complete their studies.

He said with dreams backed up by determination the students should come back home to serve their motherland and be part of the country’s transformative agenda.

“Remain committed to the ideals that brought you this far despite challenging backgrounds. Get international experience and come back home to implement the positive lessons learnt,” the President said.

He reiterated government support for the youth noting that several programmes have been rolled out to empower them.

President Kenyatta told the Head of Public Service, Mr. Joseph Kinyua, who was present, to ensure that graduates coming back after studies are considered for internships in various government departments.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta wished the students under the Equity sponsorship well in their studies saying “Together we can create a better Kenya”.

The students under the Equity foundation sponsorship programme are set to fly out for various international universities for their degree courses.

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