A group of Kenyan women stranded in the Middle East amid the Covid-19 pandemic has pleaded with the government to come to their rescue.
Through a video released online, the women narrated the suffering they are going through in Bahrain after they lost their jobs as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
They want the government to facilitate their evacuation back into the country. One of the women identified only as Susan said most Kenyans were rendered jobless and cannot afford food, shelter and other basic needs.
“I am one of the Kenyans in Bahrain and we are pleading with the Kenyan government to help Kenyans come back home by resuming flights,” she says in the video.
She adds, “Some Kenyans have been suffering since early March, some have lost their jobs, no food, no place to stay no salary. Some are ready to go back home because they are stranded.
The video elicited mixed reactions among Kenyans online, who are now calling on the government to intervene and repatriate the group and other Kenyans stuck abroad.
Since March, the government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and various Kenyan missions abroad has facilitated the evacuation of at least 1,000 Kenyans stuck in foreign countries.
The government organized a number of Kenya Airways flights to ferry home Kenyans from the United Kingdom, China, and India at their own cost.