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21 oct 2015

The biggest fish in the sea? Dynamic Kenyan Labour Migration in the East African Community

Kenyan migrants, in particular highly-skilled ones, play a dynamic role in the labour market of the East African Community. This study seeks to contribute to a greater understanding of the existing challenges in the migration policies of Kenya by looking in depth into the Kenyan framework for labour migration and highlighting key issues in operationalizing free movement in the EAC, making this study a must read for policymakers, civil society, researchers and anyone interested in understanding Kenyan migration within the region.

  • Abbreviations and acronyms
  • List of tables and figures
  • Executive summary
  • Résumé analytique
  • Resumo executivo
  • 1. Background and context of the study
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Objectives of the Study
    • 1.3 Methodology
    • 1.4 Literature Review
  • 2. The Kenyan labour migration policy framework
    • 2.1 Government of Kenya agencies working on migration
    • 2.2 Policy Framework in Private Labour Recruitment: The case of KAPEA
    • 2.3 Main Lessons Learnt from Kenyan Perspectives
  • 3. The Kenyan policy framework in the context of EAC States
    • 3.1 National policy frameworks and the EAC free movement of labour
    • 3.2 Kenya’s dominance in the Eastern African labour market
    • 3.3 The Kenyan policy framework in comparison with EAC partner States’ frameworks
  • 4. Conclusion and recommendations
  • 4.1 Conclusion
  • 4.2 Recommendations
  • 5. Bibliographical references
  • 6. Annexes