Out of the over 5,000 applicants that took part in Kuwait’s job tests, approximately 1,500 Kenyan citizens passed their admission tests. Halima Mahmoud shared this success, saying that selected individuals will arrive in Kuwait by December.
She also highlighted the ongoing discussions about the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the recruitment domestic workers from Kenya. She expressed confidence that the contract will be finalized soon. Positive discussions are ongoing despite the lack of a formal agreement on labor with Kuwait. The delay is attributed to the changes that occurred in the Council of Ministers of Nairobi, which resulted in the rescheduling of Kenya’s Foreign Minister to Kuwait.
The recruitment of domestic workers and the memorandum of understanding for a direct flight route between the two nations are key agreements. Both have been agreed and now await the final signature to be implemented. Mahmoud confirmed the positive consensus on these issues between the two countries.
Halima Mahmoud is the Kenyan ambassador to Kuwait. She has actively participated in discussions to facilitate the recruitment and hiring of Kenyans for Kuwaiti skilled positions, as well as signing a memorandum for the recruitment of domestic workers. Positive discussions are taking place despite delays due to the changes at the Council of Ministers of Nairobi. The Ambassador is confident that the agreement will soon be signed and finalized. There have also been discussions about a direct flight route between the two nations, which was agreed on and is awaiting the final signature to be implemented. Mahmoud confirmed the positive consensus on these issues between the two countries