A total of 700 Kenyans who were stranded in several countries have returned home, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.
But consistent with the Principal Secretary in the ministry Macharia Kamau there’s a big number of Kenyans who are okay where they’re and need to continue pursuing their interests abroad.
“We were very clear that the exercise that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was engaged in was facilitating stranded Kenyans caught up in lock downs around the world to return home,” Kamau said.
The first batch comprises of 232 Kenyan who arrived from Mumbai in India on Thursday last week aboard a Kenya Airways.
Kamau said Kenya has been lauded overseas for the way in which it handled Covid-19 pandemic.
The PS said the way in which the govt responded and the measures imposed, including the curfews, and Kenyans’ response has been commended.
Kamau said certain countries are considering re-opening and reducing the restrictions that they had put in situ to decimate the spread of Coronavirus.
The PS said that while that’s not a Ministry of Foreign Affairs decision they might provide a window to the world and make sure the decisions will factor those issues.