• The deceased died in early January while receiving treatment at a hospital in the gulf.
• Mutuku is said to have become delusional while working in Saudia and had to be treated.
Labour CS Florence Bore on Monday led a delegation to Riyadh Saudi Arabia on what has been termed as a fact finding mission.
Key on the agenda is looking into the issues and welfare of Kenyans working in Saudi Arabia during the five day-visit.
She is accompanied by the Labour and Skills Development PS Geoffrey Kaituko, the National Industrial Training Authority chairperson Kamau Gichigi, director general Steve Ogenga and acting director general National Employment Authority Edith Okoki.
“The CS is on a fact finding mission on issues concerning Labour migration, focusing on the welfare of migrant workers and creation of more job opportunities in the Middle East,” the ministry said in a statement.
This comes days after the death of Gloria Mutuku from Makueni county, who had gone to the gulf seeking greener pastures as a domestic worker.
The deceased died in early January while receiving treatment at a hospital in the gulf.
Mutuku is said to have become delusional while working in Saudia and had to be treated.
Last year, Foreign Affairs Cabinet secretary Alfred Mutua visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to discuss the plight of Kenyan workers.
While responding to a question during his vetting for the CS position, Mutua promised to prioritise the safety of Kenyan workers in the gulf once sworn into office.
Center For Diasora Affairs in a statement dated December 28, issued an ultimatum to the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Kenya over a possible peaceful protest outside the embassy in Nairobi.
This, they said will be to show displeasure on the treatment of Kenyans in Saudi Arabia.
“It is against this backdrop that we stand to defend our brethren who are being mistreated in your country,” the executive director John Maina said.