A Kenyan woman is now paralyzed after her Saudi employer Pushed her from the building.

Many Kenyans, especially young people, are leaving Kenya for the Gulf countries in search of greener pastures.

Some, like Mary Wanjiru, live to tell their stories but others return in their pockets.

Ms. Wanjiru left the country on April 22, 2021 in search of a better life in Saudi Arabia. She met her agent through a friend in Njawatho village, Njoro sub-county, Nakuru county.

It took at least two months to get her travel documents, she told the Nation.

“It took us two months to prepare all the paperwork. When my passports were processed, I left the country on April 22, 2021 and through my agent, I was employed in a house in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as a domestic worker who is paid 29,000 shillings a month, ”she said.

Many Kenyans, especially young people, are leaving Kenya for the Gulf countries in search of greener pastures.

Some, like Mary Wanjiru, live to tell their stories but others return in their pockets.

Ms. Wanjiru left the country on April 22, 2021 in search of a better life in Saudi Arabia. He met his agent through a friend in Njawatho village, Njoro sub-county, Nakuru county.

It took at least two months to get his travel documents, she told the Nation.

“It took us two months to prepare all the paperwork. When my passports were processed, I left the country on April 22, 2021 and through my agent, I was employed in a house in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as a domestic worker who is paid 29,000 shillings a month, ”he said.

Matters came to a head two months later when his employer demanded that he cut off all contact with his family.

Ms. Wanjiru is a single mother of three children and the first child in a family of eight. His trip to Saudi Arabia was supposed to help him take care of the whole family.

“Being the first child in a family of eight, I really wanted to change my life and my mother’s life because we live in a slum,” he said.

“I broke up with my husband five years ago and he left me the responsibility of raising our children on my own. What I wanted was a better life for my children.

She told a daily newspaper that his employer had refused to pay her her first month’s salary on the grounds that they had spent too much money bringing her to the Arab country.

When they finally paid him, he sent some of the money to his mother and saved some for the store when he returned to Kenya.

Ms Wanjiru also recalled events that led to her paralysis. It was the morning of June 18 when her employer tried to force her into a large room where family members were praying.

When he refused, his employer pushed him away from the second floor balcony. He hit a rock and injured his arms and legs.

A neighbor called an ambulance and the police were later taken to hospital. At the hospital, he met two Arabs who helped him unite with Kenyans in the Arab country.

A video circulated on social media showing him in a hospital bed also attracted his agent who planned to return to Kenya.

His employer, however, is a free man after he was forced to sign papers written in Arabic. He told the court he was wounded trying to escape.

Ms. Wanjiru now lives with her younger sister, a regular worker in Jawatho.

“Now I am bedridden with a diaper, but thank God I came home alive, unlike many girls who died in the Gulf. I am happy to have a second chance at life,” she said.

“The officers did not bother to even investigate me. I am here struggling alone. This style really needs to stop.

Her sister helps her pay for a private doctor who charges 1,500 shillings to change the urinary tract every two weeks.

However, they are struggling to pay for her orthopedic visits to Nakuru Level Five Hospital three times a week. They cost him 4,500 shillings.