Wednesday June 17, 2020 – Over 200 Chinese nationals were reportedly evacuated yesterday night after they asked to travel back to China where they believe may be safer compared to Kenya.

The Chinese lamented over Kenya’s inability to manage the Coronavirus (Covid19) pandemic.

The 200 departed at 11 pm from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, with the second batch of 200 set to leave at a later date. 

Their lawyer detailed that the decision to have them travel in two groups was based on Covid19 directives.

“The remaining 200 will leave in the course of the week.”

“We were expecting all of them to leave at once, but considering the social-distancing rule and the new sitting arrangement, they could not leave at once,” lawyer Isaac Okinyo stated.

The Chinese were given the green light to travel back to Asia by the High Court after the lawyer petitioned the Chinese Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

They also argued that they had been subjected to racism after the pandemic broke out in China and spread to the world. 

China’s Ambassador to Kenya, Wu Peng, is also expected to leave the country after he was recalled by his country.

Kenya has not resumed international flights after the Government announced a ban in March 2020. 

However, the Government disclosed that it will allow other countries to evacuate their citizens under strict conditions.

Empty planes will be allowed to jet in to evacuate foreigners.


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