PS Kamau faces backlash for remarks on Kenyans working in Saudi Arabia

Macharia's statement was not taken lightly by Kenyans who took to the comment section to express their disappointment.

"Kenyans deserve better. Kenyans deserve answers (irrespective of what category of work they do). Kenyans deserve action taken against human rights abuses happening to our young women in the middle east, who are tortured, and even killed! Not this cavalier and lackluster attitude," Ntonjira said.

"Some of the young girls going to Saudi [Arabia] come from so deep in the villages and some have never heard of these warnings. Take action against agencies or compel Saudi Arabia to treat Kenyans better," Lynne Wachira said.

"Is that the only response you had? You need to resign from your position and leave that post to a competent person," Japhet Korir said.

"This is insensitive. Nobody goes there [Saudi Arabia] for fun. A majority of those who go do so to make a living since they've been failed by their home country," Samuel Ouya weighed in.

The ambassador's remarks came a day after photos of a 24-year-old Kenyan, Diana Chepkemoi, surfaced online looking emaciated with reports that her employer had detained her in Saudi Arabia.

The photos sparked an uproar among Kenyans who called for immediate action from relevant authorities to ensure she returns home safely.

Earlier today, PS Macharia assured that Chepkemoi was in safe hands after the Saudi Arabia ambassador took over the matter.