Most of us saw the BBC Africa Eye documentary about the sexual exploitation that happens on the British-owned tea farms in Kericho. Most of us even took part in the discussions online afterwards. Some of our fellow citizens spend time producing one of our best exports but for them to do that, they are forced to pay a high price.
No one wants to wake up in the morning to clock in for an employee who will take advantage of them in the cruellest way. However, the women we saw in the documentary have no option. They want their kids to have a better life. They need to earn a living. We are living under harsh economic conditions so they have little choice.
The bigger question lies with these men who took advantage of them. Now, the government promised to act but isn’t that what it always says after a big expose? Will anything be done? Will these women get justice? As we wait for the government to act, our sister brand YAZA Africa published this article on LinkedIn following the BBC’s expose and put forward a pertinent question.
Will You Ever Be Safe At Work?