Gulf job agencies fearful amid government crackdown
Nairobi is stepping up its efforts to inject order into the numerous agencies that recruit thousands of Kenyans every year for work in the Middle East. Its methods are causing alarm.
Keenly aware that he is not a favourite in Mogadishu, Odinga has recently been bending over backwards to come up with proposals to restore bilateral relations with Somalia. Much to the concern of the security services, which are on high alert in the run-up to the Kenyan elections.
Richard Ngatia, head of the Kenyan Chamber of Commerce, is carrying out an intense diplomatic campaign as he bids to become governor of Nairobi. He is already influential in East Africa but is also strengthening his ties in the Gulf as he promises jobs for young voters.