Wuhan City Coronavirus: There might be no hope of the government of Kenya evacuating Kenyans who are stuck in Wuhan City, China, where the deadly coronavirus is running rampage. So far, Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1700 people, with fears that the number might be higher. This is because China is facing accusations of under reporting the actual figures on the deadly virus.
Now, Kenya’s ambassador to China Sarah Serem has penned an emotional statement describing how the lockdown at Chinese Wuhan City due to Coronavirus outbreak has affected Kenyan students studying in there.
Below is the statement from ambassador Sarah Serem to the Kenyan media:
“One of the toughest moments in my entire career and hope the last. I thought I had had the toughest moments, I was wrong.
Going through the daily updates of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, reading the number of infections, a number of deaths, those in critical condition, and in Wuhan where I have close to a hundred students, sends a chill down my spine.
The anxiety and burden of bearing the emotional burden of these students cannot be described. I thought I owed my life to my God and to my children, who I knew were my reason for being and for my daily efforts, again I was wrong. Coronavirus has changed my world, for now, I embrace every student in Wuhan as my child and part of my family.
Every breath of my life is a whisper of prayer for each Kenyan locked up at the Centre of the virus, I think of Olivia, the pregnant girl, think of Kevin and his family, his pregnant wife and little 3-year-old baby girl. I think of the team of student leadership, who on daily basis have to bear and address every emotional moment of the students; I think of Wamboi, who’s alone in her university and has nobody to reach out to.
This lot has become my centre of focus, and my very reason to remain strong and resilient. My one and the prayer of the moment is “how long oh Lord will you allow this enemy of the human race to take precedence over your goodness.
Forgive us oh Lord and deal with us not according to what we deserve, but in the unmerited mercies of The Lord Jesus Christ. Insulate every one of my children in Wuhan and put a wall of fire around each one of them. Give us hope and peace that surpasses human understanding and teach us to number our days, in love.”