Family in agony as daughter lies critically ill in Saudi Arabia
27 August 2015, 16:33
Nyeri - A family in Othaya is in agony after reports emerged that their daughter is critically ill and admitted at a hospital in Saudi Arabia.
Moses Maina, 52 and his wife Jane Njeri, 50 said their fourth born daughter, Martha Nyaguthii, was abandoned at a Saudi Arabian hospital with her passport on her bedside.
Nyaguthii who was working as a domestic worker at Saudi Arabia since August last year was allegedly dumped by her employer at the hospital.
Speaking to journalists at their home in Ruruguti village, the parents who are tea farmers asked government to help repatriate their daughter.
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“If she can be brought back home, we can cater for her. She needs parental love. We call upon the government to help us since it is a very painful experience waiting for somebody who is miles away. We need her the way she is even if she is bed ridden,” said Martha Njeri while shedding tears.
The hospital bill is now said to have accumulated to over KES 15 million.
Nyaguthii, 31 who is a mother of a seven-year-old boy was a business lady in the country before she went to Saudi Arabia through an agent in Nairobi.
Efforts by the family and local leaders to have her repatriated have been fruitless.
A photograph that has been doing rounds on social media shows Nyaguthii very sick in her hospital bed.
A committee has since been established to collect funds to settle the hospital bill dubbed 'Martha Nyaguthii Maina Medical Fund'.
Nyaguthii’s father said the money could be deposited into Family Bank a/c no. 038 000 033 500 or Mpesa pay bill number 518899.
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