All Kenyans stranded in Lebanon are back home - Embassy

Kenyan women, employed in Lebanon as domestic workers, gather next to the Kenyan consulate in the capital Beirut on August 20, 2020, as they demand to be repatriated back to their country.

Photo credit: Anwar Amro | AFP

What you need to know:

  • A well-wisher offered to foot the cost of tickets for some, along with efforts from government and NGOs.
  • The group of 18 left Beirut on Sunday and Monday in batches of nine and were expected in Nairobi by Tuesday.
  • The evacuations close a chapter that has dented Kenya’s image abroad after reports emerged that officials at the consulate were mistreating needy women.

The last group of women who were stranded in Lebanon after they lost their jobs have returned to Kenya.

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