A family in Kaloleni, Kilifi county is calling on the Kenyan government to assist them bring their ailing kin back to the country from Saudi Arabia.
Speaking to the media in Mombasa on Friday, Alice Luganje, a sister to Chrispus Luganje said their kin who traveled to Saudi Arabia 8 years ago has been sick for quite sometime now.
“Our brother has been sick for a long time now. The government should come to our help” she lamented.
She further faulted the Kenyan embassy in Saudi Arabia on claims of failing to come to their aid.
Alice says their kin has not been undergoing any medical treatment despite having been critically sick for a long time.
“What is the work of the embassy. We have been following up on the same to no avail,” she noted.
She is now urging the government to intervene and bring Chrispus back home.
Alice also wants the government to bring back other Kenyans going through the same fate in the gulf countries.
At the same time, one of Chrispus’ sons, now sitting his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, pleaded for assistance from the government to assist him in bringing back his father.
He admits that he has not met his father for the past 8 years.
“Help me bring back my father. I miss him. He left when I was in class three” he lamented.
The son who by the time of going to press had been taken out of school due to lack of school fees says he has been agonising ever since.
He notes “I also have a sister who is in college and she is out of school. We are going through tough times as a family”
Esther Luganje, a sister to Chrispus, faulted the Kenyan embassy in Saudi Arabia on claims of failing to address their plight.
According to her, there are dozens of Kenyans going through the same fate in Arab countries but have no one to turn to.
“We have so many Kenyans who are passing through hell. It is discouraging to see that those vested with the responsibility of taking care of our own people have failed,” she said.
She says the family was forced to pay a ksh 280,000 as a fine to clear bills after the brother was alleged to have been involved in a road accident.
Esther claims that Chrispus’ boss has abandoned him for the past 6 years.
“It is very serious that no one, even his boss, has come to his aid” she noted.