Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has sent a strong warning message to the Chinese leadership over the mistreatment of Kenyans in the Asian country.
In a video shared across his official social media platforms, Owino made it clear to the President Xi Jinping-led administration that if they keep mistreating our locals in the country, then they should expect their nationals living in Kenya to receive the exact kind of ill-treatment.
Earlier this month, many Kenyan nationals in China asked the government to assist them to return home after a surge in racial discrimination against Africans in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kenyans, especially those in Guangdong, had been hit hard and live in constant fear because of the abuse they were facing despite not having committed any crime.
Many claimed to have been kicked out of their houses and forced live on the streets, being left no other choice but to depend on well-wishers for food and other basic requirements.
Some cried out that Chinese police also took away their legal documents.
By then, the situation in the country was so bad that posters had been put in malls and restaurants asking Africans to stay away.
In a recent press briefing, Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau ruled out any evacuation from China.
The Kenyan Embassy in China on Thursday, April 23, communicated that Kenyans who will be traveling back home from China will have to part with $750 (Sh80,000) for an economy class ticket, noting that prices have been subsidized and maintained that the government would only facilitate those who can afford the ticket.