Kenyan man stranded in Qatar to finally return home – PHOTOS
A Kenyan man stranded in Qatar for months is set to return home after his compatriots came to his rescue.
Twenty year-old Isaac Kiprotich from Nandi County had pleaded with Kenyans to help him return home after he was reportedly dumped by a recruitment agency that took him there.
According to Kiplagat, the agency helped him and a group of other Kenyans to secure employment at a company identified as Elite Company Limited two years ago.
WORK WITHOUT PAY
But that was the beginning of their woes as they worked for months without pay.
“After we landed, we were taken to a company for a job and worked for months but no one paid us. When we demanded our salaries, we were informed that the recruitment agency took our salaries,” Kiplagat said.
Later, the group managed to get jobs in another company but Kiplagat’s troubles doubled after he got injured in an accident.
Two weeks into the new job, he slipped while at his work station and fractured his hip joint.
He had no medical cover nor identification. He stayed at the hospital for over a month surviving only on pain killers until the hospital management released him on humanitarian grounds.
A few weeks ago he shared an emotional audio on his predicament and called for help to return home.
“I went to CID and the Ministry of Labuor offices but they all demanded a ticket. I am pleading for well-wishers to help get back home. I don’t know what I will do. Once I arrive at home, I will do anything to facilitate medication of my dislocated leg. I can’t move,” he pleaded.
Kenyans in Qatar heeded his call and raised money for his air ticket home.
“I will leave Qatar on Sunday. CID demands travel permit which we are now working on. I already have an air ticket,” said Kiplagat.