UK halts plan to recruit Kenyan nurses

The UK government has announced that it will no longer hire Kenyan health professionals for positions in the National Health Service (NHS).

This is due to Kenya’s inclusion on a UK list of countries with a nursing and other health worker shortage.

In July, the United Kingdom and Kenya announced an agreement under which the UK would reduce NHS staff shortages by recruiting unemployed Kenyan nurses.

Mutahi Kagwe, Kenya’s Health Minister, has said that 20,000 Kenyan nurses will travel.

It is unclear how many people were hired through this scheme, but those who were accepted will be able to work in the UK.

Last month, Mr Kagwe said that only 10 out of 300 health workers who had taken the required English language test had passed.

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