A video recording showing a group of Kenyans harassing Chinese nationals over coronavirus has gone viral online.
In the 30-second undated video shared on Twitter on Tuesday, a crowd of Kenyans is seen pestering a Chinese woman who is in the company of a man and taunting the two over the deadly virus that originated in their country.
It was not immediately established where in Kenya the video was recorded.
One Kenyan is seen repeatedly pointing at the Chinese woman and yelling “you are corona”. The two become visibly angry and try to defend themselves.
Last week, the Chinese embassy in Nairobi raised concerns over “irresponsible and racist remarks” targeting its citizens in Kenya.
“We call upon a rational and scientific approach towards Chinese communities, firmly object any irresponsible and even racist remarks as seen from one of the MPs today,” the embassy said in a tweet.
This is wrong on so many levels. 😐😐 pic.twitter.com/yEYbjuOFTv
— Georgina Njogu (@GeorginaNjogu) March 3, 2020
Some Kenyans shared the video condemning the incident while others called for action against those harassing the two foreigners.
@AhmedMfalme said: “This is not good. You can’t repay hate with hate! Chinese people deserve some respect.”
@denis_aunga noted: “I condemn this with all my energy. This is discrimination and lack of respect to the Chinese. They are humans and they need our love during this tough time. I just feel like this guys should be arrested.”
@k4mochi said: “Please Kenyans stop doing this to Chinese people😭.”
@Lazooj wrote: “Dear Kenyans, Not Every Chinese you see on the streets has #coronavirus. It is wrong to Mistreat them. Just stop It.”
@GeorginaNjogu tweeted: “This is wrong on so many levels. 😐😐.”