Kenyan woman returns home after being detained in Saudi Arabia by her employer » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 6 – Diana Chepkemboi, a Kenyan who worked in Saudi Arabia where she was detained for several weeks by her employer, has returned home with a warning to anyone looking for greener pastures.

“It is better to hustle in your own country and have peace than to suffer there,” she said.

She says many Kenyans who have gone to the Arab world in search of greener pastures are going through untold suffering.

The 24-year-old called on the government to intervene in the plight of migrant workers in the Gulf nation, saying it was only luck that she managed to be ‘rescued’.

Diana spoke on Tuesday as she landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) where she was received by her mother Clara Chepkemoi in an emotional moment.

Konoin MP Brighton Yegon and Kericho’s wife representative Beatrice Kemei were among the leaders and friends at the airport.

“I left Kenya for Saudi Arabia hoping for a better life and to be honest mine was just the tip of the iceberg, people are suffering there,” he said. she declared.

Her emotional mother pleaded with the government to ban the export of labor to Saudi Arabia.

Diana’s plight came into the limelight last week after photos of the emaciated-looking 24-year-old emerged amid reports that her employer was detaining her without medication despite her condition. health.

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She reportedly postponed her studies at Meru University in June 2021 after her family struggled to raise fees.