After abrupt ban on Kenyan arrivals, UK tries to soothe angry Nairobi


Unused check-in desks at Heathrow airport Terminal 5 in west London on September 9, 2019.

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What you need to know:

  • Sources say UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will seek to explain the stance to Kenyan diplomats, but will not rescind the decision meant to “protect public health.”

A decision by the British government to ban travellers from Kenya from entering its territory, to tame Covid-19 cases, is eliciting anger among Kenyans, with many terming it discriminatory.


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