Why Saudi Arabia should look for slaves elsewhere

Why Saudi Arabia should look for slaves elsewhere

Someone should pat Mr Patrick Wamoto’s back on behalf of PointBlank. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Political and Diplomatic Secretary’s announcement last Friday, albeit belated, shows that this Government still has its heart intact.

The suspension of exportation of domestic workers to the Middle East is a welcome move. Of course, there are murmurs from (who else?) those who benefit most from what could pass as modern day slavery–recruitment agents.

We have highlighted here several desperate cries of families, whose loved ones were taken through hell in Saudi Arabia. Torture, rape and being overworked are familiar tales.

That’s why they treat housemaids like dirt. Unless and until Saudi Arabia amends this law, exportation of maids to that country should be stopped in toto. That’s the right and dignified thing to do.





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