Starehe constituency Member of Parliament, Hon. Charles Njagua, has raised concerns over the influx of many Chinese into Kenya. The first time law maker now wants the responsible agencies to explain measures put in place to ensure the Chinese do not grab jobs meant for the youth.
“We are experiencing an influx of Chinese Nationals in Kenya. I directed my questions to the CS. Ministry of interior and coordination of National Government.
We need to know measures are being take to ensure that the Chinese nationals don’t take up jobs reserved for Kenyan youth,” said Hon. NJaguar commonly known as Jaguar. (Watch video in link, below)
Already, the Deputy President, Hon. William Ruto, has supported calls to limit Chinese invasion into Kenya. The Deputy President who was speaking in Karatina stadium in Mathira, Nyeri on Saturday, during the ordination of Mount Kenya Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa (PEFA) bishops, said Chinese should leave ‘small’ contracts to Kenyans.
He said this in support of Mathira Member of Parliament, MP, Rigathi Gachagua’s motion that seeks to protect locals’ jobs and contracts from foreigners.
“We have no problem with foreigners, but let them do big jobs. They should not take the jobs that we can do,” Hon. Ruto said.
The large numbers of Chinese working as laymen in the construction of the Standard Gauge Rail way has raised eyebrows. Many argue that such jobs should be left to locals, Kenyans.
Hon. Gachagua plans to introduce a bill in Parliament that will ensure all contracts worth less than KShs. 1 billion are awarded to Kenyans, only.