Kenyans took to social media expressing their displeasure over Southern Airline that landed in Kenya with 239 Chinese on-board.
China’s Southern Airlines flight landed at Joma Kenyatta International Airport on Thursday after the Kenyan government announced Wednesday that it had resumed flights to China.
Kenyans on social media raised concern questioning how the country has prepared to deal with the deadly disease.
Activist Boniface Mwangi posted a question to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Does Uhuru love this country? Because if he did, no Chinese flight would be allowed to land in Kenya as long as the coronavirus remains a threat. Our health system can’t handle a coronavirus outbreak.”
Another social media, Nick Nimrod, chimed in.
“Just imagine China — with all the first-class resources, they haven’t managed to contain the virus from spreading for a whole two months…Now imagine how long it will take Kenya…How long Nairobi will be a ghost town…How bad the economy will hit us.”
Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo assured the country at a press briefing that measures were put in place to ensure that the 239 Chinese passengers traveling to Kenya were free of the disease.
More than 100 Kenyan students are stranded in China due to the outbreak there.
Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria have confirmed cases of Coronavirus.