Ugandan musician turned politician Bobi Wine has offered to fly home Kenyans and other Africans who are being mistreated in China.
This comes after news reports of Africans being mistreated in China emerged with some even forced to sleep outside in the streets. Locals are accusing them of having the coronavirus and as a result, cannot access public services or supermarkets as they fear being chased away.
Bobi Wine, in a letter to Uganda’s Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, said that he has partnered with a US-based businessman to airlift some of the most pressed people from China to a country willing to receive them.
I have recently partnered with Mr Neir Nelson, a US-based businessman and CEO of Atlanta Black Star, the largest Black-owned digital news platform in the United States. Mr Nelson and his team are putting together resources to airlift some of the most pressed people from China to a country willing to receive them. Our expectation is that upon arrival that they will be tested for COVID-19 and quarantines as needed.Bobi Wine
He hopes that Uganda would be the country that would open its arms to the affected Africans in China. This announcement comes after Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Kamau Macharia ruled out the possibility of flying home Kenyans stuck in foreign states.
Macharia argued that it was impractical to airlift thousands of Kenyans spread across the foreign nations calling it an unnecessary cost to the government. He also dismissed claims of Kenyans being mistreated in China saying that those evicted from their homes had violated government directive aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19.
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