We just want to go home!

What you need to know:

  • A group of Kenyan women have slept on mattresses outside the Kenyan consulate in Beirut, Lebanon on concrete pavements littered with plastic bottles demanding to be repatriated.

  • The women are domestic workers who have lost their jobs, many of whom are now homeless. 

  • Many  have either been deserted by their employers, lost their homes due to the blast or simply can’t afford the rent any longer due to both the ongoing economic crisis and Covid-19 pandemic.

  • The Kenyan Embassy in Kuwait said they are following up with the consulate in Lebanon, and that Kenyans stranded in Lebanon will soon be repatriated.

For the second night in a row, a group of Kenyan women have slept on mattresses outside the Kenyan consulate in Beirut, Lebanon on concrete pavements littered with plastic bottles. As night fell, they held up a Kenyan flag and chanted ‘we want to go home,’ throwing trash and rocks at the locked gate protecting the building entrance.  

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