In a statement released on Thursday, the Cabinet Secretary disclosed that the two governments were in talks to dispatch skilled construction workers from Kenya for jobs at the site of the proposed NEOM City in Saudi Arabia.
In her statement, CS Bore further emphasised the importance of holding the talks between both governments citing the need for the state to create safe and orderly labour migration of Kenyan workers to Saudi Arabia.
"We have held talks on how Kenya can support this construction by supplying workers in the field of architecture, engineering and engineering trades, contractors, masonry, landscapers, designers, plumbers, building and construction, plant operators, civil works technicians, electrical works, landscaping and cartographers." - Cabinet Secretary Florence Bore
According to the CS, Saudi Arabia forms a top market for Kenyan labourers with more than 210,000 Kenyans working in the Kingdom.
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