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Kuria angered by eviction of Kenyans in China, says Chinese nationals should leave the country

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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 the act.

“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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