Unemployed nurses should seek jobs abroad

Distressed nurse, Kiambu, Daily Nation, January 18, 2006

This is a response to Paul Redfern's article on migration of Kenyan nurses to the United Kingdom (DN, December 22).

In my view, nurses from Kenya should not be barred from taking jobs outside the country. They should, in fact, be supported to look for employment outside Kenya.

More than 1,000 nurses graduate from colleges, both private and public, each year. The Government, being the main employer, does not employ nurses or health workers, and when it does, only a small number is employed. ... Unemployed