The history of domestic workers in Kenya

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Girl domestic workers in Kenya
By Mary Mzungu, Links Oxfam's newsletter on Gender, March 1999. In Kenya, large numbers of girls are denied an education because they are either kept at home or sent to other households to be domestic workers. The Sinaga Centre was established in 1995 as part of an ILO program to combat child domestic work.
Why Maids Prefer White Masters
By John Githongo, The East African (Nairobi), 5 October 2000. Newspapers regularly carry stories of the humiliation and abuse that domestic servants are subjected to. Nairobi's legion of domestic workers, those who work for wazungu, boast about being a cut above the rest. Expats are preferred as employers since they do not have the colonial mentality of their more established white wagunzu counterparts.
Union Pursues Bargaining Terms
The Nation (Nairobi), 9 April 2001. The Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospital and Allied Workers (KUDHEIHA) plans to seek President Moi's intervention over the cancellation of the wage bargaining arrangement for school employees to keep them from becoming the private employees of parents.