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Qatar: Kenyan security worker describes salary delays, poor living conditions & contract substitution

“I came to work in Qatar to pursue my dreams, but my life is a nightmare,” 19 Aug 2020

The soaring unemployment rate in Kenya, my home country, pushes thousands of young people to look for jobs overseas…

a local recruiting agent who agreed to facilitate my visa and job application process for a security guard job. He demanded $1,500 in recruitment fees…

when he handed me my paperwork hours before my departure, I discovered my visa and employment contract were for a cleaning position…

My new company made it a point to inform me that they themselves never give workers the permission to change jobs…

the four hours of overtime I put in daily are ignored in my pay slips, I work seven days a week without a day off, wages are delayed for up to three months… they don’t even provide us with a food allowance…

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