Dubai: Homeless, broke and in utter despair, a Kenyan woman, who delivered a baby girl three months ago, is desperately looking for support to clear her hospital bill of Dh14,000, while hoping for a miracle that can turn around her “miserable life”.
Twenty-eight-year-old Jedidah told XPRESS she came to Dubai on a one-month visit visa last February to look for a job, but ended up overstaying and in debt. “I was four months pregnant at the time but separated from my husband. I wanted to get away from my circumstances back home, so I came here hoping to find employment. But that was not to be as I am still jobless and in a complete mess.”
Easier said than done
She said as she overstayed in Dubai, every passing day weighed on her as her pregnancy too advanced. “Before I knew it, I was in the ninth month of my term and was tired, both physically and mentally. I wanted to surrender myself to the authorities and present my case to them, so I could return home for my delivery,” she said.
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