Video of Kenyans harassing Asians over outbreak of covid-19 goes viral
London, March 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-An undated video has been shared on Twitter in Kenya showing people harassing an Asian man and woman and taunting them over the outbreak of covid-19-coronavirus in their country
It is unclear where in Kenya the video was recorded.
This is wrong on so many levels. 😐😐 pic.twitter.com/yEYbjuOFTv— Georgina Njogu (@GeorginaNjogu) March 3, 2020
In the 30-second recording a person is heard shouting “you are corona”. The couple become visibly angry over the harassment.
Some sharing the video have condemned the harassment and others have alerted the police.
Last week, the Chinese embassy in Kenya said, in reaction to the targeting of its citizens, that the debate about the coronavirus outbreak should be “rational and scientific”.
It also warned against “irresponsible and even racist remarks” targeting its citizens, after a Kenyan MP suggested that locals should avoid Chinese people.
There has been no recorded case of the coronavirus in Kenya but the public has been anxious about the virus spreading after a China airliner announced it was resuming flights to Nairobi.