Atwoli’s plea to Ruto over video of Kenyan lady breastfeeding dogs in Saudi Arabia

Atwoli explained that the Kenyan lady in question went to Saudi Arabia, leaving behind her husband and a two-months old baby only for the employer to realize that she can breastfeed and force her to breastfeed the dogs

Dr. Francis Atwoli

Kenyans have reacted with anger to a viral video of a Kenyan lady breastfeeding dogs in Saudi Arabia after she was forced to do so by her employer, with Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU-K) Secretary General Francis Atwoli adding his voice to the protests.

In the disturbing video which has since gone viral, the lady is head crying for help as several puppies suckle her breasts.

According to Atwoli, the lady in question went to Saudi Arabia, leaving behind her husband and a two-months old baby only for the employer to realize that she can breastfeed and force her to breastfeed the puppies.

"When they (the employers) realised that she can breastfeed, the employer instead of giving her a proper job, he gave this girl the job of breastfeeding his puppies," Atwoli said.

Kenyans reacted with outrage to the video and called on government agencies to move in with speed and rescue the young lady.

The COTU Secretary General called on President William Ruto's administration to immediately ban all employment agencies, maintaining that what was captured in the video is slavery by all standards.

"This is indirect slavery," termed Atwoli as he urged the Ruto-led administration to act on the dire situation.

"I want to appeal to the administration to go the way the first government under former president Mwai Kibaki did. He banned all employment agencies in Kenya."

"Let this issue of our people, migrant workers be a government-to-government negotiation on terms and conditions of service be it Qatar or anywhere in the gulf so that our people can do decent jobs," Atwoli stated.

He cautioned Kenyans not to fall prey to rogue agencies only to end up in slavery.

"Let us remain here as we are. We have a new government that is struggling to refurbish our economy. The economy will grow under this government you’re better off earning ten thousand shillings and remain in this country."

"The jobs outside there are demeaning. They are jobs that are not respectful. They are jobs that are not decent as advocated for by the International Labour Organization. They are jobs that we cannot accept as Kenyans; people that are free and independent in our own country.

"It denies the dignity of our own people. It denies respect for our people. It denies us our own citizenship as Kenyans,” Atwoli added.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Details of Nairobi-wide crackdown which started on Sunday night

Details of Nairobi-wide crackdown which started on Sunday night

How did Evangelist Ezekiel manage to fill Kasarani Stadium single-handedly?

How did Evangelist Ezekiel manage to fill Kasarani Stadium single-handedly?

Why KOT is impressed with President Ruto's daughter Charlene

Why KOT is impressed with President Ruto's daughter Charlene

Gachagua addresses reports of tension at State House and fallout with Ruto

Gachagua addresses reports of tension at State House and fallout with Ruto

We shall sponsor mass weddings for police officers every year-Dorcas Gachagua

We shall sponsor mass weddings for police officers every year-Dorcas Gachagua

How lorry caused PSV bus to plunge into Kisii River

How lorry caused PSV bus to plunge into Kisii River

Oburu Odinga hospitalized in India, undergoes surgery

Oburu Odinga hospitalized in India, undergoes surgery

CS Alfred Mutua lights up social media with Taekwondo skills in South Korea [Video]

CS Alfred Mutua lights up social media with Taekwondo skills in South Korea [Video]

Guardian Angel bus ferrying passengers plunges into a river

Guardian Angel bus ferrying passengers plunges into a river