A presidential candidate has warned China to stop flights to Kenya or face legal repercussions over the Corona virus threat.
The Women Empowerment Kenya (WEK) leader and 2017 presidential hopeful Truphena Moraa, in a letter to the Chinese Embassy in Nairobi, threatened to move to court to compel China to withdraw flights to Kenya.
“On behalf of Kenyans, Women Empowerment Kenya is asking China to stop flights with immediate effect or face prosecution in the court of law,” read the letter in part.
In the letter, Moraa expressed o why China is allowing passengers to travel to Kenya despite the threat posed by the Corona Virus which is being spread from there.
She said Kenya was poor and didn’t have the capacity of containing the disease in case there was an outbreak which could culminate to massive deaths and suffering.
However, the presidential hopeful wished sick Chinese nationals a quick recovery in the disease and containment of the disaster that has caused many deaths in that country.
The aspirant copied the letter to the Ministry of Transport, Kenya Airports Authority (KAA), flight carriers Emirates, Southern Airways and the media.
Moraa said the lives of Kenyans were at risk of contracting the communicable disease and if passengers from China were allowed into the country, Kenyans risk contracting the disease which will be disastrous.
The latest figures from China show there are more than 42,600 people infected in the country.
The new coronavirus that emerged in central China at the end of last year has killed more than 1,000 people and spread around the world.
Outside mainland China, there have been more than 460 infections reported in nearly 30 places.
There have been two deaths, one in the Philippines and the other in Hong Kong.
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