Kenyans on social media have launched a campaign demanding the repatriation of a Kenyan woman who is stranded in Saudi Arabia.
This comes after a disturbing video of the lady identified as Callista Nyamache went viral online, triggering outrage among Kenyans.
In the clip, Callista is seen walking in the streets of Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh seemingly begging for help from well-wishers.
Shortly after, she gets down on her knees before she is captured by an Arabic woman believed to be working for a recruitment agency there.
“…She is here, she is insisting not wanting to come with me…” the Arabic woman says.
OTE-Alsherari International, the agency that facilitated her travel to Saudi Arabia, said Callista is currently being held at an office in Riyadh.
Her agent told Voice Of The Oppressed that they are working on processing Callista’s exit visa, which could take up to two weeks.
The circumstances surrounding Callista’s predicament in the Gulf nation remain unclear.
Cases of assault, mistreatment, and death of Kenyan domestic workers in Saudi Arabia have been on the rise in recent years.
The government and the Kenyan Embassy in Riyadh have often been blamed for failing to push for the protection of the rights and lives of Kenyans working there.