Kenyan citizens are mocking the government of South Sudan online for suggesting “special permission” for a South Sudanese to be evacuated to the neighboring country for specialized treatment.
On Sunday, First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar wrote, saying critically ill patients would be evacuated from Juba to be treated at the Nairobi Hospital.
This came after confirmation of the first case of coronavirus in South Sudan.
“The High-Level Task Force resolves to grant permission for medical evacuation of a critically ill South Sudanese citizen (pre-existing illness) to Kenya for further treatment at Nairobi National Hospital,” said deputy chairman of South Sudan’s High-Level Task Force on Coronavirus.
The unnamed patient is said to have returned to the country recently.
However, the Chief Justice, Chan Reec Madut, returned to the country recently from overseas.
Accompanied by his sons, he refused to be screened for coronavirus upon arrival at the airport – an incident the presidential spokesperson blamed on poor approach.
The idea of evacuating the South Sudanese citizen(s) angered Kenyan netizens:
How filthy can South Sudan generals and warlords be? They created a loophole to be able to evacuate their children, allies, and friends to Nairobi but leave the poor citizens dying. The GoK has refused to receive 8 of them this morning. S.Sudan will one day rise #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/PKhUcosHub
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) April 7, 2020
Source: Eye Radio