Kenyan woman suffering in deportation camp in Lebanon


A 25-year-old Kenyan woman has been languishing in a deportation camp in Lebanon since July 22.

Ms Jane Njeri, from Gachie in Kiambu County, was taken to the camp by a Kenyan consulate official after allegedly breaching a contract she signed with her employer.

Ms Njeri went to the Middle East country last April to work as a househelp in the capital city of Beirut. But she fled from her employer after complaining of being overworked.

Yesterday, her family appealed to the government to help them bring their kin back home saying they have been trying to seek assistance from an agent who sent her there without success.

However the agent who did not want to identify herself said by telephone that she was working on the case.

“I have been following up Njeri’s case and it is her former employer who has delayed in paying her air ticket,’’ she said.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade said there was little they could do in the matter since Ms Njeri did not inform them when she left Kenya.

“The best we can do is to provide her with travelling documents in case she has lost her passport,” public relations officer Edwin Limo said.

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