This article in yesterdays Sunday Standard sent chills down my spine,the inhumane treatment that Kenyans go through in the Gulf was sickening.That they are even auctioned off was a reminder of the slavery days when thousands died on ships as they were transported to the Americas to work on plantations.
Centuries later,history is replaying itself as hundreds of Kenyan men and women are shipped to the Gulf for opportunities that for a number of death are ending up in death or with broken limbs.
The Kenyan media has played a huge role in highlighting the issues these Kenyans face there,working on menial jobs far away from home they are subjected to long working hours,denied food and even abused by some of their employers .
The government remains indecisive and the recruitment agents that procure these jobs for these Kenyans are smiling all the way to the bank.
Despite the fact that the press is doing its job by warning Kenyans of these” too good” to be true opportunities in these Gulf countries,many Kenyans are still risking life and limb in their quest for meaningful employment.
It is time the government did more to save any more Kenyans from meeting their deaths at the hands of these crooked employers.