The mother had left her native Kenya to work in Saudi Arabia, where the alleged incident occurred.
Kenya’s Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General, Francis Atwoli, has now called on President William Ruto’s government to prohibit recruitment agencies from supervising the migration of Kenyan employees to Saudi Arabia.
On Saturday, October 8, Atwoli stated that he received a shocking video from a woman in Saudi Arabia who claimed her employer forced her to breastfeed their canines.
“She left her husband and children in Kenya two months after giving birth,” Atwoli told NTV as he displayed a video of the woman breastfeeding.
“When they realised she can breastfeed, the employer gave her a job of breastfeeding puppies.”
The COTU Secretary-General urged intergovernmental diplomacy to improve the lives of Kenyans in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries.
“This is indirect slavery,” Atwoli said. “I want to appeal to our government to follow the footsteps of President Kibaki’s government under Phylis Kandie.
“She outlawed all recruitment agencies in Kenya.”
“Let this be a government-to-government matter.”
“Let Kenya negotiate with Saudi Arabia on terms and conditions of service… so that our people can do decent jobs and not a job of breastfeeding dogs.”
According to Atwoli, the terrible actions took place in Saudi Arabia shows that they are robbing Kenyans of their dignity and respect.
He added: “It denies us our own citizenship as Kenyans who are from a free and independent country.
“I want to appeal to government to ban all employment agencies and review issues related to outside employment as advocated for by the International Labour Organization.”
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