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I can't walk, another woman in Saudi Arabia says

 Elizabeth Wanjiru. She says she can no longer persevere the beatings. [File, Standard]

Cases of Kenyans being detained and tortured in the Middle East continue to rise with another woman appealing for help to fly back home.

In the latest case, Elizabeth Wanjiru says her employers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, have been assaulting her.

The 34-year-old, who left the country three months ago, said she can no longer persevere the beatings.

“I can barely walk but my employer says I’m pretending. All I’m asking for is to be flown back home,” said the woman from Kahuho village in Kinangop, Nyandarua.

Several Kenyan women have been flown back into the country after they were rescued from the country after months of abuse.

Ms Wanjiru said her efforts to get help from the hiring agency that got her the job had hit a wall.

She said a Kenyan colleague she worked with managed to flee, leaving her locked in the house.

Her aunt, Mary Wangeci, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, appealed to the Kenyan embassy in Saudi Arabia to intervene.

“Even communicating through phone is a problem; all she can do is record her voice and send it to us,” she said.

“Many of these women are pushed to those countries by poverty and the situation is worsened by beastly employers who end up abusing them.”

Last year, the Ministry of Labour said over 100 women had died in the Middle East in the previous two years.

The majority of the victims died under mysterious circumstances amid allegations of rape and torture.