Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has warned Kenyans against discriminating against the nationals of some Asian countries over the coronavirus epidemic fears.
Speaking to the media last evening, 4th March, after he met with the Council of Governors for a briefing on the counties’ level of preparedness for the coronavirus, CS Kagwe said that not every Asian was infected with the deadly virus, warning against bias.
“I am appealing to our people not to discriminate against others. Our history as African people is that of discrimination and abuse against us, and I don’t expect us to to do the same against friends and foreigners.”
The government, he said, was upping surveillance to protect Kenyans against the deadly corona virus, but that should not be a reason to mistreat foreigners.
He also warned the Kenyans spreading rumours on the virus, saying it was causing unnecessary panic.
Those found out would face the law for spreading harmful information.
CS Kagwe said there had not been any confirmed case in the Country as tests on those suspected to have been infected had been negative.