Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has urged Kenyans in diapora not to return back but in turn invest their money back home.
Speaking on Saturday during a three-day Diaspora Investment Conference at KICC, Nairobi, the Deputy President noted that the country is currently facing unemployement.
“East or West, home is best. At the end of it all, let us not pretend: it is the desire of every Kenyan working out there to one day come back home and retire here, but you must prepare for that retirement. You don’t want to come back and find it the way you left it.
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Please put money here, but don’t come yourself; we don’t need you here right now…we have enough problems with employment we want you to stay out there, but we want you to send money here… you’ll come back home eventually but not now.” he said
According to the Deputy President the government was making deliberate investments meant to benefit those in diaspora to invest back home instead of sending the money back to their relatives who squander it.
His sentiments second those of President William Ruto who has called on Kenyans living in diaspora to invest back home so as to stabalize the Kenyan Shilling especially against the dollar.