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From The Standard in Kenya:
Woman seeks help to leave Saudi Arabia
By Joseph Masha
Judith Salama, 28, told The Standard in an interview that she had not been paid for two months and her protests to her employers had not yielded fruit.
“My employers have locked me up in their house, working day and night as a house maid. Sometimes they force me to work even when I am sick,” said Salama.
“I am fed up with this job and am appealing to my Government to intervene in the matter and take me home. I fear for my life in this country,” Salama said on the telephone from the Middle Eastern country.
Salama said she was approached by a Kenyan woman in Mombasa who linked her with the Saudi Arabian employer.
She said the woman, whom she indentified only as Fathia, referred her to another woman agent in Nairobi, who assisted her to get a passport and a visa before she traveled.
Her relatives approached The Standard in Kilifi town and facilitated the telephone interview.
She said when she arrived in Saudi Arabia in April she was taken to a hall where all job seekers stay until they find employment.
She said after a two-day wait her employers, a man and his wife, arrived and introduced themselves.
After negotiations they took her to their house identified as Basteen 361 Street Number 800 244 0076.
But to her shock she was forced to do ordinary housework as a maid and not the job she had trained for.
“The job I had been promised and for which I trained was that of a housekeeper but when I arrived in Saudi Arabia, I was forced to do a house maid’s work. I had no option but to do the work since I was already here,” said Salama.
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