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Kenyans victims of modern-day slavery

The public must be cautious even as we call on the government to put measures to save Kenyans from such horrendous practices.

In Summary

• In November 2018, 40-year-old Lucia Nekesa was duped by a Kenyan employment agent based in Nairobi that she had secured a job as a housemaid in Qatar.

• When she landed in Baghdad, instead of Qatar as promised, she lost all the rights she had as a free Kenyan and that was the beginning of her hardships.

Kenyans are being held captive as slaves. They are duped by unscrupulous employment agents and sent to the fangs of modern-day slavery in the Gulf, including countries such as war-torn ...

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