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Former US President Barack Obama’s brother Malik slams Kenya over Coronavirus preparedness

Malik Obama (left) at the JKIA on March 25, 2020. Photo: Obama

NAIROBI-(MaraviPost)-Malik Obama, the brother to the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, landed in Kenya, his homeland, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, from the United States of America where he has citizenship.

Upon his arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Malik took to Twitter to rant about the preparedness of Kenya in the face of the ongoing coronavirus global pandemic in a series of tweets .

An avid supporter of Republican allied President Donald Trump, Obama’s successor and fiercest critic, Malik echoed Trump’s infamous racist sentiments of countries in Africa being shitholes when talking about the influx of immigrants to America.

Using the slur, Malik complained about no ongoing coronavirus testing or testing kits being available for people coming into the country.

Malik took to Twitter to rant about his arrival in Kenya where there was allegedly no coronavirus testing being done. Photo: Obama.

“Just arrived from the good ol’ USA. Nairobi airport. Waiting to be quarantined for 14 days folks. No testing kits…nothing.” tweeted Malik.

He also resolved to “do his time” in the quarantine sites set up by the Kenyan government.

The Obama half-brothers during a past visit by Malik. Photo: White House.

Malik’s dislike for Kenya stems from his hating his brother, Barack, who embraced his Kenyan roots and wouldn’t let him into the White House for a long time while he was president on a Democratic ticket; and ongoing land and family feuds with his Kenyan family.

Malik’s rant also came on the heels of Kenya receiving 20,000 test kits and 1,000 protective gear from Chinese billionaire and Alibaba founder, Jack Ma, to help in the fight against coronavirus.

Coronavirus testing kits and protective gear for medical personnel arrived at JKIA on an Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The Kenyan government is currently only allowing cargo planes and their crew to land in Kenya under strict health guidelines and measures. Photo: Courtesy.

As Opera News previously reported, following the increase of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country, those who came in to the Kenya before the suspension of international flights that became effective on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, were expected to go into forced quarantine in 57 government identified isolation sites including selected hotels at their own cost, universities and lounges.

Another measure was the restriction of travelers into Kenya to Kenyans and only foreigners who had valid residence permits. The 14-day quarantine period also applied to them.

As of Thursday, March 26, 2020, the confirmed coronavirus cases in Kenya stood at 31 cases with one dead and one recovered.

Globally, the statistics stand at 512,022 confirmed cases, 23,199 deaths and 122,245 patients recovered.

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