A 32-year old woman suffering in Saudi Arabia is calling on the government of Kenya and well-wishers to help her fly back to her family at Mavarata village in Kinango Sub County at the border of Kwale and Kilifi Counties.

Veronica Mwanyasi who left the country on 15th February this year for a domestic job in the Gulf nation said in a recorded video that she was ailing but nobody cares after her. 

 The mother of two said in several Whatsapp audio notes that her efforts to get help from the employment agency that took her to Saudi Arabia have been met with financial demands that she cannot meet.

At her family home in Mavarata village near Mariakani, her relatives are in distress since they cannot afford Sh. 250,000 demanded by the agency to bring their daughter back.

Her sister Lizzy Mwanyasi said that her sister started complaining of a severe headache while in Saudi Arabia seizures and doctors ruled out any ailment.

 She also urged the government to investigate all the employment agencies since many people were suffering.

Veronica’s mother Luvuno Mwanyasi said that she was happy for her to get employed but currently she is regretting why her daughter went to suffer in a foreign land.

The currently ailing and distraught mother emotionally mentioned that she does not remember the last time she got hold of one-hundred Kenyan shilling note.

  “How and where then will I get the money to have my child back?” Luvuno asked.

Veronica’s Grandmother Mkambe Luganzi described her as a hardworking and peace-loving woman adding that she is the family’s only hope.

When contacted, Mr. Seif Rimba who is the agent that facilitated her travel to Saudi Arabia said that he was doing everything possible to get Veronica back to Kenya but on condition that she is healthy.

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of https://www.ktmn.co.ke KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.

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