Judy Jepchirchir, the Director of First Choice Recruitment and Consultancy Agency has explained why the Agency failed to send 2,011 job seekers to Qatar during the 2022 World Cup.
In a media interview, Jepchirchir said the agency managed send 827 people to Qatar, and the remaining 1,184 people were unsuccessful due to an influx of people going to Qatar at the time.
This made it difficult for the First Choice Agency to get documentation in time.
Furthermore, some job applicants did not meet the client’s requirements, as some were medically unfit.
According to Jepchichir, the workers who were going for a short-term contract had paid a non-refundable amount of Ksh.10,000 to cater for medical and registration fees.
Moreover, she further disclosed that the applicants had also paid an additional Ksh.30,000 to cater for different service.
In her defense, Jepchichir who is on the spot claimed that the uproar is a political witch-hunt and business rivalry, as the firm had been in business since 2018 and there were no cases of irregularities.
Moreover, she explained that the agency had successfully sent 7,000 jobseekers to work abroad.
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Judy Jepchirchir on the spot
Parents in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County exposed a First Choice Recruitment and Consultancy Agency for allegedly swindling them millions of shillings after assuring their children jobs overseas.
Appearing before the Senate on August 17, the victims disclosed that the firm defrauded them during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Moreover, the victims revealed that they had paid Ksh40,000 to Ksh400,000 each to secure jobs on contract terms in Qatar but it was eight months since the World Cup ended.
Similarly, they claimed that First Choice Recruitment agency based in Eldoret was behind collecting money in the name of jobs abroad.
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Dr Alfred Mutua launched a platform ‘Kazi Majuu’ to empower Kenyans to explore job opportunities across the world.
According to the CS, the platform dubbed ‘Kazi Majuu’ will provide Kenyans with direct access to international job listings, eliminating the need for intermediaries through e-Citizen.