Celebrity musician Akothee welcomed Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua’s visit to Saudi Arabia aimed at addressing the plight of Kenyan workers in the Gulf state.
CS Mutua arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for a two-day official visit. He was received at the King Khalid International Airport by the Kenyan Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Amb. Peter Ogego is an Official of the Saudi Government.
The CS held bilateral talks with his counterpart HRH Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Alsoud, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to deepen bilateral and trade relations for the benefit of the people of both countries.
Mutua also met Kenyans living and working in Saudi Arabia to get first-hand information about the challenges they faced while working there. The CS said he will seek to find lasting solutions to these challenges for the well-being of Kenyans.
Reacting to the news of Mutua’s visit, singer Akothee congratulated the CS for taking prompt action after his appointment as minister.
“CONGRATULATIONS CS. Lazima tungeanza hapa , 🙏 The news I have been waiting for, “ she said.
Akothee went on to ask CS Mutua to take disciplinary action against employment agents who send Kenyans to the Gulf.
She noted that the plight of Kenyans in Saudi Arabia had tarnished his name after he was said to be a human trafficker.
“And mheshimiwa when you will come back please, hii kitu iliniharibia Jina Sanaa. Sermon all the Agencies that send people’s children to Saudia, giving false information and false promises, even if they do not follow how their clients treat the our people.” Akothee asked.
She implored CS Mtua to make public the names of the unscrupulous agents.
“We also want to see their Documentation / licenses and their recruitment procedures towards what they offer that cannot be done here. We need to know them by name, let them be public like the rest of the companies”, he concluded.