Mon. Mar 30th, 2020

Repatriate Chinese Nationals, Government Urged.

Kenya Muslim National Advisory Council officials addressing journalists in a Mombasa Hotel. Image Peter Kombe

By Peter Kombe

The Kenya Muslim National Advisory Council KEMNAC has issued a 72 hour ultimatum to the government to repatriate all 239 Chinese tourists flown into the country failure to which they will mobilize Kenyans to go to the streets.

The council expressed fears that the move being facilitated by some government ministries to let in the said nationals is likely to expose the country to the deadly Corona virus.

Speaking to the press in Mombasa Friday, KEMNAC Chairperson Sheikh Juma Ngao is accusing the ministries of Defense, Interior, Health, Tourism and Wildlife of claims of exposing Kenyans to the disease.

Ngao also blamed Kenya Airways KQ and the Chinese airlines on similar claims.

“What will happen once the disease which has taken many lives in China spread to Kenyans? If China being a big economy has not been able to eradicate the virus who are we as Kenyans?” he noted.

KEMNAC Chairperson Sheikh Juma Ngao flanked by other officials. Image Peter Kombe

The chairman alleged that the Chinese nationals sneaked into the country did not undergo any medical test to ascertain their health status.

Ngao also wants Kenya Airways to immediately reinstate Jira Ali a KQ worker who was fired after he allegedly sent viral photos of the Chinese aircraft that flew in the tourists.

“In fact this KQ worker must be celebrated for his heroic deeds. I do not see the reason why he has been suspended,” Ngao posed.

He, however, expressed confidence in President Uhuru Kenyatta asking him to critically look into the matter.

On the other hand, KEMNAC National director of Education   Hafidh Muhsin expressed concern on the students studying in China saying that their health security is at stake especially now that the corona virus cases reported are increasing day by day.

 “There is need for us to be assured that the health of our son and daughters studying in China is safe,” he said.

Muhsin echoed the sentiments expressed by Ngao that all the government agencies directly associated with the health and security to be scrutinized accusing the government on playing tricks to over 47 million Kenyans.

He claims that the Chinese nationals sneaked into the country did not undergo any medical test to ascertain their health status.

The virus has claimed many lives in China.

Ngao also wants Kenya Airways to immediately reinstate Jira Ali a KQ worker who was fired after he allegedly sent viral photos of the Chinese aircraft that flew in the tourists.

“In fact this KQ worker must be celebrated for his heroic deeds. I don’t see the reason why he has been suspended,” Ngao said.

He however expressed confidence in President Uhuru Kenyatta asking him to critically look into the matter.

On the other hand,KEMNAC National director of Education   HafidhMuhsin expressed concern on the students studying in China.

According to him, the student’s health security is at stake due to the high number of Corona virus cases reported.

“Tuna hajayakujuahaliyawanafunziwetuwanaosomeataalumambalimbalinchini China. There is need for us to understand the health of our son and daughters studying in China,” he said.

He wants all the government agencies to be scrutinized accusing the government on playing tricks to over 47 million Kenyans.

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