A Kenyan student stuck in Wuhan, China, has accused the government of abandoning its citizens in the virus-hit city that is under lockdown.
Jeffrey Okundi told Kenya’s privately-owned Citizen TV that he was disheartened to see other countries repatriate their students while he was ignored by his government.
Kenya has walked back on a promise made two weeks ago to repatriate students from Wuhan once the lockdown ends. Its Ambassador to China, Sarah Serem, on Monday said the students would remain there and offered a prayer for their safety.
Mr Okundi decried the lack of communication from the government, saying he received one call from the ambassador a few weeks ago.
He said he only saw on social media an announcement that the government would not repatriate them from Wuhan.
Mr Okundi added:
In all honesty I feel like an adopted child of Kenya or a situation where a father has decided to leave his child to be taken care of by another dad.”