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Kenyan students arrive from Sudan, headed to quarantine

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Over 100 students who were stranded in Sudan after Coronavirus pandemic strike and who arrived in Mombasa on Saturday night we be put into quarantine.

Mombasa County Health Chief Officer Doctor Khadija Shikelly said a total of 83 students are from the Coast region while the rest are from other parts of the country.

She said the 83 received Covid-19 examination at the Kenya School of Government in Mombasa and will be put in quarantine at the same institution.

She however said the Mombasa health department is in talks with other health officials in Kwale Kilifi and Lamu counties where some of the students come from for further deliberations.

Meanwhile Mombasa County secretary Dennis Lewa has said all the health measures will be full adhered to avoid any spread of the disease.

“It has been a tough battle but at least our children are safely back at home we thank all who funded this process,” said Mr. Lewa.

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho. Mvita MP Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir among other leaders facilitated the students back at home.

(Officials takettake temperatures of kenyan student who arrived at the Moi International airport from Sudan. Photo/courtesy).

According to Mr. Nassir move to help the stranded students back at home was necessited by distress calls from the students in Sudan and their parents back at home, in Mombasa.

Nassir said the students were suffering since they could not access basic needs and they were confined in a single place back in Sudan.

“We want to assure parents that they will receive their children after they go through the required health procedures,” noted Mr. Nassir.

Meanwhile Muslims for Human Rights-MUHURI has urged North Eastern leaders to come to the rescue of a total of 62 students from their area stranded in the Africa International University in Sudan.

MUHURI Chairperson Khelef Khalifa said most of the students are from humble background and their parents cannot foot the transport expenses to ensure they are back into the country.