By Chioma Iruke
United Kingdom (UK), has stopped the recruitment of nurses from Kenya citing the shortage of healthcare workers in Nairobi as the main reason.
According to the UK Health Department, nurses whose applications had been accepted won’t be affected by the development.
Recall, Kenya had entered into an agreement with the UK to allow unemployed Kenyan health workers to work in the European country.
The deal was sealed during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s three-day visit to the country and was signed by UK Health Secretary, Sajid Javid and Labour Cabinet Secretary (CS) Simon Chelugui.
In August 2021, the Government invited applicants interested in the available positions to submit their credentials for consideration.