Visa Application: Woman Whose Brother Sold Land to Send her Abroad Denied Visa, Work Permit

Visa Application: Woman Whose Brother Sold Land to Send her Abroad Denied Visa, Work Permit

  • Gladys Kemboi was fed up with living in poverty when she called her brother asking for help to travel abroad
  • She told Kenyan widely read media, she tried twice to go abroad, spending over KSh 1.1 million (N12,736,425.13), but was denied a visa and work permit
  • The woman from Eldoret, Uasin Gishu, said her brother selflessly sold his lands to fund the visa and work permit processes, but all was in vain

A distressed young lady has heartbreakingly opened up about her life's challenges as she tried to better herself.

Uasin Gishu woman Gladys Kemboi narrates her heartbreaking story.
Eldoret woman Gladys Kemboi recalls her brother selling land for millions. Photo: Mbugua.
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Gladys Kemboi could not hold back her tears as she emotionally narrated the setbacks she experienced while trying to improve her life.

Why did Kemboi go to Eldoret?

The young mum, born in a family of eight, said she only reached Form Four before seeking employment.

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Speaking to, Kemboi claimed she tried several jobs to seek a source of income.

"I came to Eldoret to hustle, and life was difficult—it has been challenging. So I had a friend who found a job for me working at a hotel. The job wasn't like working at a big hotel; it involved hawking food. We were being paid on commission. The more you sell, the more you earn.
"The owner had told me if I sold food worth KSh 4,000 (N46,314.27), she would pay me KSh 500 (N5,789.28). I sold food worth KSh 3,200, but she gave me KSh 50 in the evening," she vividly recalled.

Which position was Kemboi working in hotel?

She worked there only for a week before moving on and looking for another job to support herself.

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Kemboi got another job in a different hotel where she worked as a waitress for a male employer.

"He asked me when I wanted to start work, and when you need a job, you say right away. Then he immediately told me to start the job. That one was good because, on that day, I got the advantage of serving customers.
"He paid me KSh 300 in the evening, but he followed me. I asked him why he was doing that and he asked me what we had agreed, but I told him we hadn't. He grabbed me by my blouse and yanked me. I still remember that he tore my bra. He didn't even hand me the money; he threw it at me," the distressed lady from Eldoret, Uasin Gishu, shared.

Who did Kemboi call in time of need?

Kemboi said her miseries went on from one employer to another, always ending in heartbreaks because of misunderstandings.

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She was so frustrated that she later resorted to calling her firstborn brother to explain her situation and seek help.

"I called my brother and explained everything to him, and then I told him I wanted to go abroad. Since processing the required documents takes a long time, you can't process them today and go the following day. I wanted to go overseas because life was hard. He asked me who would look after my baby, and I told him I couldn't fail to get someone to do it.
"He told me he'd come so we could talk, and for sure, he came, and we talked. Do you know that he isn't well off, but he sold his land for me," she broke down.

Which country was Kemboi going to work in?

The Eldoret woman said her brother had struggled to get the piece of land he selflessly sold.

The land was sold for KSh 600,000 (N6,999,221.72), but KSh 500,000 (N5,832,684.77) was paid to an agent working on a deal for Kemboi to Canada.

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"After six months, they said that the visa had been denied. When we asked them to refund our money, they said it had already been processed there. And if we wanted a refund, we could only get KSh 50,000 back, of which they never even refunded," Kemboi cried.

Which country was Kemboi going to?

She called her brother again and told him what had transpired. Kemboi said her brother sold another portion of land for his sister, who was planning to go to Poland.

"He sold two points of the land so that we could get the KSh 350,000. We processed the Poland application and were told to wait and wait. After three months, when we called them, they told us a work permit was needed. Those permits have never been processed up to date. When we asked them to refund our money, they said they had already used it to pay for the permit," she cried, adding that her brother had also spent KSh 150,000 more on her.

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Man's visa application denied

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian man's visa application was denied after it was discovered that he had been owing a loan application since 2020.

Leonard IB Marcus, who narrated the story, said the man owed a loan app N5k.


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