Kenyan Woman Kept as Domestic Slave for Months by Saudi Diplomats…in Virginia

Arab Muslim slavery of black Africans isn’t confined to the Middle East and Africa. via Kenyan Woman Claims She Was Kept as Domestic Slave for Months | NBC4 Washington.

A 25-year-old Kenyan woman has come forward with allegations that she was kept as a domestic slave for three months by Saudi Arabian diplomats living in Northern Virginia.

The allegations come to light two weeks after News4 first reported an investigation into possible human trafficking at a Saudi-owned compound in McLean, Va.

The Kenyan woman — who goes by the name Sheila — said she was brought to the U.S. from Kenya by way of Saudi Arabia last summer, by people who forced her to work long hours each day, seven days a week, as a domestic worker.

“I used to work from 6 in the morning to 8, 10 in the evening,” Sheila said by cell phone to News4’s Jackie Bensen. “From Monday to Monday.”

Did you ever have a day off? Bensen asked. “No,” Shelia replied.

Shelia said she was rescued with the help of a Fairfax County man, Marikio, whom she met on a Facebook community for Kenyans living in the D.C. area.

He and Sheila had corresponded online for a couple of days when he grew puzzled by her reluctance to answer basic questions about where she lived and worked.

“It’s very simple: ‘Where you living? You should tell me where you’re living.’ She was hiding,” he said.

She told him she lived in a high-rise in a place she knew as Falls Church, but she was not sure of the address because she was never allowed outside. He told her to look at a piece of her boss’ mail to see what the address was.

Marikio arranged to help her. The rescue ended up being a harrowing one — particularly, Marikio said, because he knew if he called 911, he risked a chance that Sheila’s boss could convince police to arrest him instead, because he was in the country illegally.

Still, Sheila — wearing a head scarf and a veil — ran from of the lobby of Skyline Towers on Seminary Road and jumped into his car. It was the first time the two had met.

Marikio said Sheila was gaunt and in obvious pain. She told him she was hemorraghing from an untreated medical condition. He told her to go back inside and get her passport, and he’d take her to a hospital.

“She was sick, and she was shaking, and the police asked her, ‘Do you want an ambulance?'” Marikio recalled. “She said yes and the ambulance came.”

But, Marikio said, when she went back for her passport, she was held by the family she worked for.

“She went back, the guy was holding her. He was still holding hostage. She was screaming with her cell phone. … I say, ‘Go out!'”

Said Shelia, “I was afraid, because maybe they could have killed me. Because they have taken all my documents. They have taken my passport.”

Police officers ordered the boss to return the passport, and he did. Shelia then recieved medical treatment.

Shelia now has an attorney, immigration attorney Regina Njogu. An investigation revealed the Saudi diplomat who brought her to the U.S. used an domestic worker visa known as an A3 visa.

“I called the embassy, and I spoke with him,” Njogu said. “At first he didn’t know what I was calling about. When I told him what I was calling about, he said he doesn’t care, because he’s a diplomat nothing will happen to him.”

The Saudi Arabian embassy did not return News4’s calls for comment.

Njogu said her efforts to get authorities to investigate further have been frustrating. “Basically it was a game of ping-pong. I was being referred from one place to another. I could tell from those I was speaking to that there was a great reluctance to get involved.”

Now, Shelia remains in the U.S., relying on the assistance of fellow Kenyans. Her visa has expired, so she has no way to work.

But, she said, she is grateful she can sleep in a bed instead of the floor, where she slept in the Falls Church home.

 So what will the U.S. government do about the Saudi diplomats keeping slaves in Virginia? Probably the same thing they’ll do to the worker with the expired visa (now illegal) and the illegal immigrant who helped her.

Update: Woman Says She Was Held as a Domestic Slave by Saudi Diplomats in Virginia

Sheila was taken to the hospital, and police ordered the Saudis to return her paperwork after they allegedly tried to detain her when she returned for it in person.

Sheila now has an immigration attorney named Regina Njogu, who described the effort to get anything done as a game of “ping-pong,” where she is transferred from one person to another, though none seem particularly concerned that women are allegedly being held as slaves in Saudi compounds in Virginia.

Njogu said she spoke with the unidentified diplomat, describing the conversation: “When I told him what I was calling about, he said he doesn’t care, because he’s a diplomat nothing will happen to him.”

10 Responses

  1. I just wounder how many more slaves, sexual and other wise the Saudi’s have around the world???

  2. These people need to be hung! Nothing else will work! Saudi’s. Muslim brotherhood, get rid of all of them. This stuffs been going on for years.

  3. There is a 45 caliber solution to diplotatic immunity.

  4. The ‘nation of islam’ (black muslims) should be so proud of their choice of “religions”!!! And to think that most of them (the black muslims in particular) were brought up by loving Christian parents or grandparents right here in the good-ole USA, just like Jeremiah Wright–WHO IS DEFINITELY A MUSLIM–CONFIRMED ON GOOGLE!

    And that dude who recently chopped off the head of that British soldier–HE TRADED HIS LOVING CHRISTIAN FAMILY TO BECOME A MAD RAVING MEAT-CLEAVER-WIELDING AXE-MURDERER!!! WOW! Just think how enlightened they now are!!!!!

    ISLAM–THE “RELIGION OF DEMONS, DEVILS AND IDIOTS!!!!!

  5. The Arabs are worse than the rest of them, they have the Royal family , a bunch of inbreds who think they are above the law of any nations because of money. And they are right. Our politicians are all buyable, as are any of them around the world in any country.

  6. It’s amazing that they abolished slavery in America only to have the black muslims reinforce it. I always said that blacks sold their own people into slavery. Just look at what is going on in Africa today. Who are the slave owners there. And yes, look at the Ivory Coast where children are being used as slaves to grow the cocoa beans. What is going on in this world.
    Arabs murder each other all over the world. Muslims are responsible for murder, rape and horrors all over the world today. There is no end to this.
    This poor woman is certainly not the only slave. Yes, Obama keeps letting them into the United States to abuse our freedoms and bring their 7th century way of life with them. Diplomats or not they should face prosecution.

  7. A young Arab boy asks his father, “What is that weird hat you are wearing?”

    The father said, “Why, it’s a ‘chechia’ because in the desert it protects our heads from the sun.”

    -1
    “And what is this type of clothing that you are wearing?” asked the young man.

    “It’s a ‘djbellah’ because in the desert it is very hot and it protects the body.” said the father.

    The son asked, “And what about those ugly shoes on your feet?

    His father replied, “These are ‘babouches”, which keep us from burning our feet in the desert.”

    “So tell me then,” added the boy.

    “Yes, my son?”

    “Why are you living in Boulder, Colorado , and still wearing all this shit?”

  8. Muslims with slaves? So? That’s what they do. Slavery is nothing new, and has been with the human race from day one; the Egyptians had them, the Romans had them, the Vikings had them, and from “Mo mo the pedo’s time muslims have thought it was a great idea–and to this day they still have them. Nothing new here.

  9. I think diplomatic immunity should be lifted. Otherwise, these cases occur.

    • Diplomats are allowed to murder, keep slaves and commit other horrendous crimes and get away with it. I wonder if they carry out a terrorist attack if America would give them ammunity. Well, let’s see. They sent the Saudi’s on flights back to their country after 9/11. So, I have just answered my own question.

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