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The Parliament Forms A Committee To Handle The Rising Deaths of Girls In Saudi Arabia

The deaths of 100 girls from Kenya in the Arab Gulf countries in the past three years has made the National Assembly to form a committee on Kenyans and workers living abroad to deal with the issue.

Member of Parliament for Gilgil, Mrs. Martha Wangari said that the parliament has created a new committee to help re-examine the policies of domestic workers in the Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia.

Mrs. Wangari regretted that many young girls have lost their lives while others have been left with permanent injuries due to abuse by their employers.

"The goal of this committee is to put measures to prevent this evil," said the member of parliament.

Ms. Wangari said the committee will formulate policies to ensure that every employee who leaves the country knows where they are.

"We have seen many cases in social media where our women and girls have died in Saudi Arabia. Many others have gone missing and this is why we want to re-examine the policy issue. The community should also be motivated not to be misled by the tricks of agents who lure them with free plane tickets and promises of big salaries," she said. "

"First, the government should stop Saudi Arabian agents from recruiting and start the process of checking them through a new registration to ensure that all the information of all domestic workers and traveling agents can be tracked," she added.

The Member of Parliament was speaking in Gilgil on Monday during the funeral of Ms Miriam Hannah Njeri who died under mysterious circumstances on August 19, after reportedly falling from the third floor of a building in Saudi Arabia.

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