[VIDEO]: Kabogo Pledges Ksh500,000 to evacuate Kenyans stranded in Dubai

William Kabogo
Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo. [Photo Courtesy]

Former Kiambu Governor William has responded to calls by a section of Kenyans now forced to sleep in the streets of Dubai and going hungry for days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kabogo on Friday said that he has received disheartening messages from some of the victims and he is touched by their plight. He has pledged Ksh500,000 for the Kenyans stranded in Dubai to purchase flight tickets back to Kenya.

The former Kiambu boss said that as a country, Kenya has failed because her people are suffering in a foreign land while little is being done to help them.

“It is painful to see Kenyans suffering abroad and the government should send one Dreamliner to bring them back home. They are jobless and have nowhere to turn to,” he told Felix Oduor alias comedian Jalang’o on his YouTube channel.

He implored that one of the affected Kenyans sent him a message and told him that he had gone without food for three days which broke his heart.

“One of them texted me and told me that they had slept hungry for three days,” exclaimed Kabogo.

He called on Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to handle the issue with the seriousness it deserves saying no Kenyan deserves to go through this.

“I believe our ambassador can reach out to Dubai leaders and organise for Kenyans to be granted food and shelter,” Kabogo stated.

He called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to address such issues.

This is the latest case in less than a week.

Another group of 120 students stuck in Sudan in a video doing rounds on social media asked the government to evacuate them.

The MP on Wednesday said that he had offered Ksh1 million to have then evacuated. He said that the county government of Mombasa will also chip in.

Nassir said that he has contacted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Kenyan Embassy in Sudan and has also spoken with one of the Kenyan student leaders.

He said that he also engaged several airlines to provide charter services in evacuating the stranded students and he settled on Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways due to its affordability.