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Serem: no Kenyans slept on streets

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Kenya’s Ambassador to China Sarah Serem is rejecting claims that Kenyans lodged on the streets in China after they were thrown out of their houses or hotels.

Ms Serem, speaking for the first time in the face of growing accusations that the government has left stranded Kenyans on their own, indicated the Embassy had intervened in all cases of forced evictions.

“None that we know of slept in the streets and none that we know of was evacuated from their houses,” Ms Serem said in a statement.

“The Embassy intervened in some cases where landlords had threatened Kenyans. These were all either retained in their house or taken to designated hotels funded by local authorities.”

A number of Kenyans living in China have accused the Embassy of sitting on its hands as China imposed a draconian policy of testing suspected Covid-19 patients, including quarantining them.

Many Kenyans who have braved the coronavirus pandemic now face attacks on streets, parks, their homes and hostels, and in shopping malls.

Last week, videos of Africans emerged where they protested sleeping on the streets in Guangzhou after being evicted from their houses or hotels.

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Guangzhou, the capital of southern Guangdong Province, has a significant African population with about 7,000 Kenyans. The government admitted that some Kenyans were locked out of their homes or hotels during the anti-pandemic lockdown, but were later released.

Yesterday, Ms Serem also refuted the account of one Beatrice ‘Brenda’ ‘Queen’ Nduta who had accused the Mission in Beijing of refusing to provide accommodation for her when she was ejected from her home.

Ms Nduta visited the Embassy on April 6 to seek refuge, claiming she had been thrown out of a residence where she put up with a friend. The Embassy argues this was a public holiday in China.

“She has lived in China since 2017 on an expired visa. She therefore does not have valid China immigration status for her residence and accommodation,” Ms Serem said of Ms Nduta who had been living in Shandong Province.

“Although she claims to have spent the night outside the Embassy and was rained on, the truth of the matter is she was accommodated by friends while in Beijing. The Embassy officials came to her rescue, did a quick harambee of RMB3100 (Sh46,500) and off she left to stay with friends until now. Beatrice is the Secretary of one of the Kenyan welfare groups in China.”

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The Kenyan government argues that it protested to the Chinese government against any maltreatment of its nationals. It has offered to airlift those who want out of the country, but at their own cost.

BUYING OWN FLIGHT TICKETS

By Wednesday, officials said some 154 Kenyans had registered with the Embassy to buy their own tickets. More will have to register for Kenya Airways to send an aircraft.

It remains unclear whether those willing to fly, but unable to foot the cost of a ticket, will be assisted.

A majority of Kenyans in China are students on Chinese scholarships. Officially, there are about 12,00 Kenyan students, most of who are on those scholarships.

The Chinese government ordered them quarantined on campuses.

There are also about 1,000 Kenyans who live in China, doing businesses. Another 200 live as professionals, teaching English, working for international organisations or technology companies.

China has also jailed 54 Kenyans who are serving various sentences.

But the Embassy said there are as many as 400 Kenyans who have overstayed their visas and are doing private jobs or doing small businesses. Most of these would be deported if found.

“In the wake of Covid-19, majority of them are unable to continue staying undercover and have been forced out by lack of income,” she said.

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“Some of these have faced rent issues and where the Embassy has been alerted, intervention with local authorities has been made.”

What Serem says she did to protect Kenyans:
•Joined other African envoys to protest to Beijing about maltreatment of Africans
•Intervened against unfair supervised quarantines, in favour of self-isolation for Kenyans
•Advised Foreign Ministry in Kenya of the situation to authorise evacuation if need be
•Worked with Kenyan diaspora associations in China to respect Chinese regulations on Covid-19
•Engaged the government of China to ease the immigration operations until the Covid-19 situation improves to enable the Kenyans travel back home. Several cases of threatened evictions which the Embassy intervened and helped resolve in conjunction with the local authorities.

By Nation.co.ke


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Life In America No One Tells You About

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BY BOB MWITI

Life in America no one tells you about. In this video, you will learn the following.

1.My journey to the US

2.Opportunities in USA

3.Challenges immigrants face in USA

4.How to transition from a student to a skilled worker in corporate America

5.The attractions & opportunities in the city Of Tampa

A Little Bit About Me!

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA. I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself. Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own online business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

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Kenyans in Diaspora to get a free ride from the Airport courtesy of Certified Homes

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Female client smashed my windscreen with a gun – Bolt driver

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A Bolt driver was on Wednesday night left with a broken windscreen after a female client allegedly smashed it with a firearm in a row over Sh320 fare.

According to the driver, Brown Mwangi who posted his predicament on the Uber drivers Facebook page, his client was being dropped in Karen’s Kwarara road when the incident happened.

The driver added that the lady asked him to leave her premises immediately after dropping her off.

He said she told him that the money she owed him would be sent to him by her boyfriend later.

“Upon arrival she told me to go eti her boyfriend will send me money 320. I insisted I will pack outside the gate till my money is sent,” Mwangi wrote.

It is then that the client reportedly left for the house and returned with a gun and smashed the car windscreen.

She further bragged to the driver that she was the daughter of a big shot lawyer.

“She later went inside came with gun and smashed my car windscreen saying her father is a big lawyer and I will take her nowhere. I managed to drive all the way to Hardy police station,” Mwangi added.

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On Thursday Mwangi mentioned that the matter was being handled by his lawyers.

“I had to go see my lawyers for advice. Now heading to Hardy police station meeting the OCS,” he added.

He also said he had received another windscreen from well-wishers to replace his smashed one.

“Abt wind screen I have already received new windscreen to be fix tomorrow from some well wishers free of change,” he said.

by NN


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