Over 4000 youth report agency to DCI after failing to secure World Cup jobs

Friday, September 16th, 2022 19:21 | By
Workers constructing one of the Fifa 2022 World Cup stadiums in Qatar. Photo/PD/FILE

Over 4000 youth  from Uasin Gishu county have reported a recruitment agency to the DCI after they failed to secure World Cup jobs in Qatar. 

The Youth claim that they have been swindled money after applying for the jobs which never came. 

On Friday September 16, the youth submitted a statement to the Eldoret DCI after camping at the agency’s office for close to a week seeking audience in vain.

According to Elias Kiptoo, who represented the group,the youth gave their statement to the DCI who promised to look into the matter. 

“According to what the DCI has told me, the accused has said she would start refunding the money from Monday, twenty people per day. 

“I was also told that without a receipt no one will be refunded. I recall when we were paying her the money they did not ask for many details, why are they now giving us such conditions?” one of the victims noted. 

Didymus Kiptoo, another of the victims, noted that "The agency has been taking us for a ride lying that it would take us to Qatar since February 2022. 

The agency had promised the youth jobs ranging from cleaning, cashier, receptionist among others. 

The accused agency in a previous response blamed delays and changes to the World Cup as a major factor and that had affected the recruitment process. 

“The World Cup was shifted to the months of November to December 2022. Those who complain that we have not taken them in the months of August ought to understand the shift,”the agency representative stated. 

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