89 Kenyans die in Saudi Arabia from Cardiac attack.

As reported by authorities, in the past two years in Saudi Arabia, 89 Kenyans have died , cause of death named as cardiac attack.

A report submitted to the National Assembly by Secretary-General of Foreign Affairs Kamau Macharia adds a new dimension to cases of harassment of Kenyans working in Saudi Arabia who previously led the government to ban its citizens from seeking employment in Saudi Arabia. That country.

This year, 41 Kenyans have died in Saudi Arabia, along with 28 domestic workers. Last year 48 Kenyans – including 29 domestic workers – died in the Middle East country. The number of Kenyans reported to the embassy in 2019 was 883, but the number of cases has risen to 1,025 in the past year, according to a report submitted to the labor committee on Thursday.

The PS told the committee that the government had accepted the Saudi government’s statement on the heart attack and had never conducted a physical examination to determine the cause of death.

This led to the sentencing of shocked MPs who suspected foul play in the deaths and urged the government to do more to protect Kenyans in the Gulf against oppression.

Belgian MP Nelson Koech wondered how 89 people would die from the same disease.

“There is no way 89 people will die from a specific disease,” Mr Koech said.

The PS agreed with lawmakers that not all deaths could be explained by a common cause, but insisted that the responsibilities of his ministry did not include deciding such issues.

“The Ministry of Labor and the National Employment Authority should do so (confirm the autopsy reports), but they have reduced our ambassador to clean and they want me to be the funeral of a pump contractor,” he said.

“The statistics show the bad reality that we are facing. This confirms a courageous move of minimizing mistreat of domestic Kenyan workers in Saudi Arabia, ”he explained, adding that the country should not tolerate the high number of deaths.

Kamau blamed the problems on the labor ministry’s “inactive state”, adding that they were also “nightmares” for Kenyan diplomats. He said a “built structure” and the creation of a full staff office dedicated to immigration issues would solve the problem.

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