Government still uncertain on rescuing Kenyans stuck in Wuhan

Medics moving a Coronavirus patient./COURTESY

The government has not resolved the issue of bringing back Kenyan students stuck in the Corona Virus hit city of Wuhan just a day after 239 Chinese nationals jetted into the country from China.

Speaking when he appeared before the parliamentary committee on defense and foreign relations lead by Katoo Ole Metito , foreign affairs cabinet secretary Rachel Omamo said that even though the issue hasn’t been resolved, the government is employing mechanisms to make sure that the 91 students 9 Kenyans stuck there are sound and safe.

“As a government, we are serious, we are  concerned too, we are strengthening our health system, let all of  us remain engaged in this matter,” Omamo said

“Our focus is on the students locked down there…we have to deal with them in a more delicate and sensitive way.”She added

The CS pointed out that the decision to allow Chinese nationals to jet into Kenya on Wednesday was in the best interest of the country and met a universal set of standards .

The China Southern Airlines Flight touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Wednesday with 239 passengers on board.

The decision caused an uproar among Kenyans.

According to the Chinese Embassy to Kenya, all the passengers were screened and cleared before traveling.

So far, 17 suspect cases have been recorded in the country and all have tested negative.