ANC party leader, Musalia Mudavadi has called the government to evacuate Kenyans who are stranded in China amid claims of racial discrimination against Africans in China.
Musalia challenged the decision by the government to ask the citizens in need of evacuation to meet there own travel expenses.
The government, through the ministry of foreign affairs, had asked all citizens living in China and are willing to be evacuated to register with the Kenyan Embassy in China.
As a condition, they were required to be free of COVID-19 and should be in a position to meet their own travel expenses. The travel expenses are estimated at around $1,000 (kes 106,000).
Mudavadi claims this is inhumane and unacceptable. He further claimed that the the government should use part of the 1 billion donation for COVID-19 response to airlift the citizens back to Kenya.
“Asking distraught Kenyans in China to pay for their tickets home and COVID-19 tests is unacceptable! We have quarantine centres for that. The government announced that over ksh 1b has been raised for the COVID-19 fund. Surely part of that money can be used to evacuate our people”, tweeted Mudavadi