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62 Kenyan Students from North Eastern region stranded in Sudan due to Covid-19 pandemic

Tishouma 06/28/2020

Sixty two students from North Eastern region are stranded in Sudan due to Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Muslims for Human Rights Group (MUHURI), the North Eastern leaders the students are among the over 200 Kenyans who were stuck in Sudan.

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The students were studying in different universities in Sudan on scholarships.

But more than 120 from Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi and Lamu were evacuated after their leaders footed their flight tickets.

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They were later taken for quarantine at the Kenya School of Government in Mombasa as they await Covid-19 test on Sunday morning.

"Our medical team has been on standby, we will conduct the Covid-19 test at the quarantine facility on Sunday morning but they will also undergo a 14 days mandatory quarantine,” said Dr Khadija Shikely, the county chief health officer.

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Dr Khadija who went to welcome them to Kenya ensured they observed the social distancing after they disembarked from their flight at the Moi international Airport in Mombasa. She also sensitised them on the safety guidelines by the Ministry of Health.  

One of the student’s Mohammed Musa Mohammed from International University of Africa studying medicine narrated their ordeal while stranded in a foreign land during the pandemic  

"It was a very difficult situation in Sudan due to the pandemic but we managed. We are happy to be back home and we are sure we will soon be reunited with our families. We want to thank all the leaders who helped us during this difficult situation,” said the student.

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He said they kept communicating with their families updating them on their welfare.

The student said they got through prayers.

"Welcoming back home over 100 students studying at the International University of Africa stranded in Sudan following the closure of their institutions due to the Covid-19 pandemic" said Governor Joho.

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Source: opera.com
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