Kenyan Woman Dies After Jumping From Building

A Kenyan woman who had been working in Jordan was last week found dead even as 17 others cry out for help to be brought back home.

Jordani newspaper reports indicate that the woman, whose name was not given but aged 22, jumped from the second floor of a building at the University of Jordan Street in Amman.

“She was rushed and admitted to a nearby hospital but she died. Her body was transferred to a forensic medical facility to determine the cause of death.

“Preliminary investigation does not indicate the existence of criminal suspicion,” local newspaper, Al-Ghad, reported last week quoting an anonymous security source in Amman.

News of the Kenyan woman’s death came even as 17 others sought help to be returned to the country, after fleeing from employers they accuse of mistreating them.

A Kenyan working in Jordan Sunday said that the 17 are stuck in Amman because they are unable to get their passports which were confiscated by their employers.

A local news site, Garaan News Sunday reported that the 17 are staying in a deportation camp after refusing to continue working for their respective employers.

“The 17 Kenyan workers came to Jordan to be employed as domestic workers but after a few months, they demanded to be taken back.

“The workers union said it was ready to help them but it turned out some of them do not have passports and have been unable to reach to their embassy for help,” the paper reported.
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