By Mike Sonko
As promised I yesterday, today accompanied by Senator Emma and the family of Mary Kibwana Kamango, we held talks with the Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed over the case of Mary who suffered an arsonist attack by her employer JALAL NEMER AHMUD while working in Jordan, in the Middle East.
The CS convened the meeting upon my request after I drew Mary’s case to her attention and she promptly arranged for a meeting at her office which lasted for three hours. It was finally agreed that the matter be handled diplomatically and CS Amina delegated Amb. Tom Amollo the political and Diplomatic secretary in the ministry to act immediately.
The resolutions of the meeting were captured through a protest letter to the Jordanian Government and which will be delivered through Kenya’s Ambassador since Jordan does not have an embassy or consulate in Nairobi.
In the protest letter, the Kenya Government demanded that Kenyans working there be treated in an humane manner, better pay and favourable working environment. We further demanded legal action to be taken against Mary’s employer and further compensation for Mary.
Following the quick intervention by the CS, I wish to plead with fellow Kenyans that the matter is now being handled in a government-to-government process and we shall be keeping you posted of all the progress.
I wish on behalf of Mary’s family, the people of Nairobi and on my own behalf to sincerely thank Amb. Amina and her team in the ministry for her quick intervention.