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Governor rescue girl from cruel Dubai employer.

 

A woman who has been stranded in United Arabs Emirates for 12 months has finally reunite with her family.

Lilian Rimanto 23, went to the Gulf nation in December 2019 to work as a housemaid and provide support to her family.

Rimanto has been trying to leave the Gulf countries since December without success but Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku finally came to her rescue .

“Welcome home Lilian Kemunto and take courage from the troubles you experienced in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Your efforts to return to the country since December last year without success touched our hearts and I am glad we have made it possible for you to return to your motherland safe ,” Governor Ole Lenku wrote on his Facebook page.

According to Rimanto, she has been through hell and back at the hands of her employer . She says she was treated with distain and torture with the employees confiscating her personal and travel documents.

The death and torture of Kenyans especially young women working in the Gulf countries as domestic workers is an endless tale.

Many families have buried loved ones whose only crime was poverty that drove them to seek greener in the Gulf nation’s only for them to come back in a coffin.

A 2021 woman Rights watch report cites the Kafala system (Visa sponsorship) as the root to the abuse of migrants workers.

The system gives their employers excessive power over their mobility and legal status in the country, exposing them to abuse, passport confisication, delayed wages and forced labour.

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