Woman devastated as embassy denies her visa application after brother sold his land for her

A Kenyan woman, Gladys Kemboi has shared the heart-wrenching story of her brother making a huge sacrifice for her to travel abroad only for it not to yield positive outcome.

She said her sibling sold his land so that he could send her in search of greener pastures but he faced series of disappointments and setbacks.

The young lady, born into a family of eight, said he was her last resort after several attempts to get s stable well paying job proved very difficult.

Woman devastated as embassy denies her visa application after brother sold his land for her

Gladys said she traveled to the city of Eldoret and was offered employment in some hotels, but the pay was so poor that she eventually left and told her brother of her plans to travel out.

Unfortunately, months later, their hopes were shattered when the travel agent informed her that the visa application was denied by the embassy.

She recounted; “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 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 said she got another position as a waitress in a different hotel, and the boss “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”.

Gladys added; “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.

“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 for the visa application. 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”.