In Summary
  • Ms Rahmna Hemed, 52, said she took a Sh800,000 loan to secure jobs for her four children in Dubai.

  • Mr Amani Hamisi Juma said due to the 2022 World Cup in Dubai, many dubious recruiting agents have emerged.

The dreams of dozens of Kenyans to secure lucrative jobs in the United Arab Emirates were dashed after they were allegedly abandoned in Dubai by a Mombasa-based recruiting agent.

The jobseekers, who paid between Sh150,000 and Sh200,000 to secure employment in Dubai, were promised jobs that could see them earn Sh90,000 per month.

DEMANDING JUSTICE

Some of the victims, who have since returned into the country are demanding justice.  

Ms Rahmna Hemed, 52, said she took a Sh800,000 loan to secure jobs for her four children in Dubai.

“I withdrew my children from Qatar where they earned Sh40,000 hoping to secure them a well paying job in Dubai only to be duped by an agent. I have not known peace since then,” Ms Hemed said.

Mr Amani Hamisi Juma, who left a security job in Qatar where he earned Sh40,000 per month, said after paying Sh200,000, the recruiting agent abandoned them in Dubai.  

SNEAKED

“We were living 50 people in one room, both men and women. We were never allowed to go out, it was like prison. We sneaked and went to the Kenyan embassy but we were never assisted,” Mr Juma said.

He said in another house, there were 100 people from Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon and Uganda.

He said they have been banned from the UAE. 

He said due to the 2022 World Cup in Dubai, many dubious recruiting agents have emerged.

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