It is shocking to see Africans, on the basis of their skin color, being mistreated in China. We have not witnessed any Europeans or other non black people being mistreated. This is purely racism.
It is ironic for the Chinese to claim Africans are bringing to them Covid-19 whereas the disease originally came from China. As a result of this Coronavirus that emanated from Wuhan, China, the whole world is suffering and thousands dying. They should be the last people to discriminate against others using Covid-19 as an excuse.
Even though we are indebted to China and they are our friends, they do benefit a lot from us too. We must call out their racism and tell them we will not tolerate such behavior. My expectation is that by now our President has already made a call to his Chinese counterpart and friend and laid it down to him, diplomatically or otherwise. We expect to see direct Beijing action on this issue.
The behavior of a few Chinese in China should not be allowed to ruin our relationship. After all, we have very many of their citizens residing peacefully with us in Kenya.
God Bless Kenya.
Dr. Alfred N. Mutua, E.G.H.,
Governor of Machakos &
Maendeleo Chap Chap Party Leader
Sunday, April 12, 2020