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Slavery In Kenya: The Mistreatment At Blowplast Limited Is Out Of This World


Sanjay Brahmbhatt, Group Managing Director, Blowplast Ltd, Kenya

On the issue of mistreatment in the workplace, Indians in Kenya take the mantle. We’ve been documenting this issues here and instead of investigating, the DCI is busy chasing after politicians and small fish for bribes.

One day the tide will change, for changes in this country have been sabotage but one day, the change will come by force and maybe fire;  and as documented by bloggers, people will be investigated and prosecuted.

Start from here:

Slavery: For Kenyans Working With Indians, It Is 1619 Everyday

Hi Nyakundi,

Thank you for putting the Blowplast Limited on the spot.

READ MORE: Slavery In Kenya: Blowplast Limited on The Spot

We as the present workers are ready to help you deal with the above menace until we become the really Kenyans who should not be oppressed by strangers in our own country.

Please note these:

First, every time the government increases the salary/wage, Blowplast takes up to 5 months before effecting the same to the workers. And once it effects, no arrears are paid.

Secondly, the permanent employees are the most hit by these corrupted men since they are not paid for any day as long as you didn’t work. We mean, sometimes when there are no orders, the whole company may be shut down. During this period, permanent employees are not paid anything. Instead, a total of 8 hours is deducted from the already available overtime e.g. from 1st to 15th one had an overtime of 60hrs. Then the company is shut for 5 days. The permanent employee will be deducted 8 hours daily for the 5 days which will tally to 40 hours meaning he/ she will be paid for only 20 hours.

In case the deducted hours are more than your available overtime, they deduct from your basic and house allowance in the name of absent hours. Whether you are absent or absent with permission, you must be deducted 8 hours for the day/s you are out of the company.

Both the permanent and casual employees sign the contract annually.

Our understanding is that one is supposed to be given the service pay for the previous year before signing the new contract.

In Blowplast, you are not paid the service and if you are summarily dismissed for any reason, your whole service pay is lost. And if they pay you, no arrears or interest is given. What is the Law about this?

Please advise us on what to do to end this menace.

Thank you. says

Since we started the documenting unemployment and slavery in Kenya series, no lawyer had had the guts to help fellow Kenyans.

You can even come up with ideas on how to go about taking on thee firms.

An article on what to do would be perfect.

Let’s defeat ignorance, poverty and cartels.


Slavery In Kenya: ‘Kenyans are being oppressed, misused and abused in their own country’

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