Coming from a family that only owned a third of an acre, a promised monthly income was irresistible, if life had to change for the better. However, he had also heard of constant claims of mistreatment of African and Asian workers by employers in the Middle East. “As I thought of what our family goes through daily, I got more convinced to end my fears or doubts and seek greener pastures to help my people from this kind of life,” Kiprotich said. While in Nairobi’s agency office, Kiprotich was interviewed via Skype by the supposed company that had been earmarked to hire him. He was interviewed on suitability, as he had no formal technical training or experience, apart from selling at a grocery.
Source: The Star April 16, 2019 06:44 UTC