Kenyan Bulletin has recieved new reports that Ruth Omungala a Kenyan domestic worker who died in Iraq over the weekend was trafficked into the Gulf nation.
According to the latest reports, Ruth Omungala who hails from Mwirinya Village, Mumias West Sub-County in Kakamega County was abused physically by her employer who also was sterving her. She requested her agent in Iraq for medical care which was poorly served and her condition continued to deteriorate each day.
According to Ruth’s compatriots, Ali—then her agent— said will fly her back to Kenya after Christmas since she was complaining of severe abdominal pains just a day, Friday, before she kicked the bucket.
Just as it has always been, her agent took no action despite being notified that she was severely vomiting.
Doreen Brenda, an official from the Human Rights office in Kenya took up Omungala’s case following reports of her death. She said Ruth may have been trafficked to Iraq since Kenya’s Ministry Of Foreign Affairs does not have any of her records.
“Kindly allow me to brief you all about the case of Ruth Omungala. We are very sorry to inform you all that yesterday our lawyer managed to reach the foreign affairs office in Nairobi on matters concerning her death in Iraq. It was unfortunate that no details were found in Kenyan foreign affairs of her travel to Iraq, meaning she was trafficked to Iraq and has been living the miserable life as a slave in Iraq,” Doreen told voiceoftheoppressed.com.
“Ali (the agent in Iraq) managed to give the number of the Kenyan agent in the name of Grace… who has denied she’s not concerned nor does she know the lady by name Ruth Omungala. She, later on, she named another agent by name Jane as the one who was concerned about it. We managed to inform the family about it…. they are crying for justice of Ruth’s body to be brought back home.”
“We had a talk with Ali in Iraq who claims its too expensive to bring the body back to our country… then he should be given time to do arrangements with Red cross which he claims mighty take many months for the process. The foreign affairs advised that Ali should come to the country and have an agreement with the family.”
“When I contacted Ali about it he claimed as per now he might not find the time since he has many duties on the ground… maybe in February next year. That is what I have as per now. We are still pressing on what to be done.”