Kuria angered by eviction of Kenyans in China, says Chinese nationals should leave the country
By Vincent Kejitan | April 11th 2020
Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has hit out
at China following the eviction of Africans who reside in the country.
On Thursday, a number of Kenyans living in China shared
videos online saying they had been ordered out of their apartments after they
were accused of spreading Coronavirus in the Asian country.
Kuria said it was a shame that the Chinese had to blame
Africans, adding that they should also leave Kenya immediately.
“It is only fair that all Chinese nationals leave the
country with immediate effect.
“How do you blame Africans for a virus you manufactured in a
Wuhan laboratory? Go back home. Hata madeni hatutalipa," he wrote.
Kuria’s sentiments were echoed by Narok Senator Ledama OleKina
who said Africans are not children of a lesser God.
“Africa must unite against the coronavirus-fueled xenophobia
in China. Yes we are corrupt, broke but we are not children of a lesser God and
neither are we stupid!” he stated.
A number of Africans were evicted from their apartments this
week and circulars seen by the media advised Chinese nationals not to admit any
Africans into some their premises.
A Kenyan living in China said she was denied access to a
train because of her skin colour and online, netizens joined forces to condemn
“They did not want me to enter the subway. I had even bought
my ticket…they stopped me and told me no foreigner will be allowed inside.
“I had to comply,” said a Kenyan who wanted to travel to Wuhan.
However, another Kenyan living in Guangzhou said the situation was being blown out of proportion, urging netizens to avoid promoting xenophobia via social media.
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