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14 Mai 2021

Hilary Kimuyu & Amina Wako, The Nation Africa (Kenya)

Alarm after Kenyan migrant worker Malcolm Bidali arrested in Qatar

According to Mr Bidali's blog, he arrived in Doha in January 2016.

After being jobless and homeless, he was introduced to the idea of working in the Gulf by a neighbour who had returned from the United Arab Emirates...

“The interview would require a resumé stating previous experience within the security industry, which I didn't have... [The agency] fabricated CVs – from work experience right down to the recommendation letter, from an existing security company within my country (Kenya)...

“I didn't really pay attention to the contract particulars. I was just elated at the thought of running away from my situation and earning some money - killing two birds with one stone. I signed the contract without hesitation,” he said.

Mr Bidali said he parted with Sh 140,000 that he used to gain clearance and leave for the job.