The government through Foreign affairs ministry has been urged to rescue three Kenyan ladies stuck in Qatar.
The three traveled overseas to look for employment, however, the situation turned them upside down.
Human rights lobby Haki Africa is pursuing the matter through various Kenya agencies.
Speaking at Haki Africa offices in Mombasa, the Organisation’s Deputy Executive director Salma Hemed said the three are going through a lot of pain and suffering in Qatar and the government should rescue them.
The gender and children rights activist said according to their families, the three were terminated by their employers without any tangible reasons or dues.
“This year alone we have recorded six cases of gross human rights violation targeting Kenyans in the Middle East, we have rescued two and we are still in pursuit of the four cases,” revealed Ms Hemed.
She said such cases have been on the rise despite push by the rights defenders for the government to act and salvage the ugly situation.
[Haki Africa Deputy Executive director Salma Hemed (L) with Lucy Jumaa Charo the mother of Riziki Jumaa Charo one of the victims stuk=ck in Qatar. Photo/Pauline Kwamboka].
“The three Riziki Jumaa, Kadii and Catherine are locked up in a small room in Qatar pleading with Kenyan Embassy in Qatar to help them safely return into their country,” noted Ms Hemed.
She appealed to Foreign affairs Cabinet Secretary Dr. Monica Juma to rescue the three Kenyan ladies stuck in Qatar.
On his part, the Organisation’s Rapid response Officer Mathias Hezron Shipetta urged the government to strengthen its laws and international ties to quell the tribulations Kenya’s face when seeking employment overseas.
Shipetta called for proper channels of communication between Kenyan embassies abroad and government authorities back into the country for protection of Kenyans rights while working abroad and specifically in the Middle East.
“Some of the Kenyans are working outside the country without encountering any problems, the government needs to closely pursue unregistered agents operating on briefcase offices,” he noted.
The families have called for the government to secure air tickets for the three ladies so that they are repatriated.