Kenyan woman stranded in a Saudi hospital after falling down employer’s stairs


A Kenyan woman is stranded in a Saudi Arabia hospital with a serious leg injury.

Joyce Wanjiku was taken to Shemeshi Hospital in Riyadh after falling down a staircase at her employer’s house last month.

Wanjiku left Kenya in August 2014 to seek greener pastures in the Middle East and landed a job as housekeeper

Her family in Njoro, Nakuru, is asking the government to help them with bringing her back to the country.

The Kenyan embassy in Riyadh informed the family that Wanjiku needed money to undergo urgent surgery.

They informed the family that she slipped on a slippery floor before falling down the stairs at her employer’s house.

However after being contacted by her family, Wanjiku declined to confirm the details and asked to be brought back home.


Wanjiku had earlier on run away from her previous employers after complaining of being mistreated. Her documents were confiscated making it difficult for her to come back home.

The new employer is unable to help Wanjiku as being a second employer, she is exempt from any responsibility over her.

Photos she sent to her family show a gaping wound on her right  leg while her left leg is in a cast.



Wanjiku’s father is reportedly ready to sell his two cows and everything he owns to get medical assistance to his daughter.

The family has not yet received any help from immigration authorities.

Efforts by the family to get assistance from the immigration office have not bore fruits.