Interior CS Fred Matiang’i was on Thursday infuriated when he found a foreigner renewing his work permit to work at a construction site.
Matiangi’i who was seemingly pissed-off said it was wrong for a foreigner to be issued with a work permit to undertake a job that can be done by locals.
The CS had visited the Nyayo house immigration centre for an official function.
In a video that has gone viral, Matiang’i raised concern over the number of aliens undertaking jobs that should be given to jobless Kenyans.
“You are given a work permit to be a mere site manager? You think no Kenyan can manage a site? just a site manager of a construction site? that I will not agree to,” Matiang’i tells two men of Asian origin.
The CS said measures should be put in place to curb the inflation of foreigners in the country.
“These things really annoy me, let me tell you, we cannot work like this. Tuache hii mchezo bwana mimi I don’t like this….this is loosely translated to mean…..Let’s stop these games, I don’t like this. How many Kenyans can work on a construction site?
Tunapea Mhindi akuje kufanya kazi kwa construction site, kukaa tu chini na kuangalia mjengo?…..Why should we hire Asian at a construction site as if there are no Kenyans to do such work? Matiangi posed.
According to the 2015/16 Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey, at least 1.4 million Kenyans who make up the country’s labour force are unemployed.
At the time of the survey, Kenya had a labour force of 19.3 million with 17.9 million in gainful employment.