Saudi eases ‘slave-like’ restrictions on domestic workers

Saumu Omar, Saudi Arabia

Saumu Omar narrates how her 34 year-old daughter Mwanaiki Said is suffering in the hands of her employers in Madina, Saudi Arabia, on October 6.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The reforms are meant to boost the competitiveness of the Gulf kingdom as a labour destination.
  • The Islamic country has more than 10 million foreign workers, predominantly from poor African and Asian countries.

Tales of Kenyans being subjected to inhumane treatment in Saudi Arabia may soon fizzle out after the country withdrew stringent restrictions on migrant workers.

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