A traumatized Maasai girl who was trapped in Abu Dhabi after falling out with her rogue employer is finally back home in Kajiado County.
Hot News can now reveal that it took a five-day trip to Dubai by Governor Joseph Ole Lenku to secure her release and travel back home after her efforts to do so hit a snag since December last year.
Lillian Rimanto, 23, from Inkariak Ronkena in Kajiado South had worked for one year as a house help until she bitterly fell out with her employer who confiscated her travel documents forcing her to flee from the homestead to a refugee home in Abu Dhabi.
Rimanto’s relatives in Kenya led by her sister Lorna Lemayian and an aunt Peninah Soila had made fruitless efforts to secure her travel back home to no avail.
Last month, they approached the Governor and presented the desperate situation which indicated Rimanto should be evacuated or else the family would go for her corpse.
It is after this disclosure that Lenku made the secret trip on August 1, travelling without his security detail or aides.
In Dubai, Lenku activated his network in the immigration and diplomatic circles teaming up with the Kenyan Ambassador to United Arab Emirates Mr Kariuki Mugwe to secure the girl’s travel.
By the time Lenku returned to the country on August 6, all the necessary arrangements had been done.
Rimanto’s employer declined to give her -her travel documents saying they had been misplaced.
Lenku again worked with the Embassy to have Rimanto travel out of the country without the requisite documents.
On August 24, Rimanto had been cleared to travel to Kenya but again, she had no air fare.
Lenku again intervened and bought her an Etihad Airways ticket, enabling her to touch down at JKIA yesterday.
Once in Kenya, Rimanto and her relatives went straight to see the Governor in his office who welcomed her back to the country and facilitated her travel to her home village of Nkariak Ronkena in Oloitokitok.