The government will improve its services to Kenyans living abroad, President William Ruto has said.
Ruto said the newly created State Department for Diaspora Affairs will boost service delivery to Kenyans abroad, especially on consular matters.
“We are going to decentralize and use technology to bring as many services as we can online. We know many Kenyans spend hours and days traveling to get consular services.”
He said the Diaspora was a crucial player in Kenya’s economy.
“When you support your families back home you are also making a valuable contribution to the economy. Diaspora remittances are now Kenya’s biggest source of foreign exchange,” he added.
Ruto was speaking in Washington D.C Thursday when he met Kenyans living in the United States.
‘We are keen to work with you; to utilize your networks to bring investments to Kenya so that we can create opportunities and move our country forward.“