Saudi Arabia has time and again been put on the spotlight for abuse of foreign domestic workers lured by false promises of well-paying jobs. Former workers have described the experience as an exploitation of desperate Africans facing grim choices.
Cases of the employees being beaten, denied food, denied their payment, being subjected to inhumane living conditions have been reported in the past.
Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda have recently discouraged their citizens from seeking jobs I Saudi Arabia in a bid to end the exploitation.
According to the Saudi newspaper Arab News, Somali maids would have fulfil conditions set by the ministry as that applicants are acquire to have a certificate from the Somali Ministry of Security stating they have no previous criminal records, besides vaccination certificates against contagious diseases.