Outspoken Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has added his voice to the xenophobic attacks taking place in South Africa against African nationals, including Kenyans.
Moses Kuria names 2 products Kenyans should boycott over xenophobic attacks in South Africa
2 Kenyans are among African nationals who have been attacked in SA
Kuria reacted by calling upon Kenyans to boycott two popular brands that are owned by a south African company.
The legislator mentioned GOTV and DSTV – two television services that owned by South Africa’s Multichoice Limited.
“Having a DSTV/GOTV Connection amounts to supporting Xenophobia in South Africa,” he said in a statement published on his Facebook page.
Kuria spoke just a few hours after the Kenyan government confirmed that at least two of its citizens were among those who have been attacked by xenophobic South Africans.
CS Monica Juma
Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma said Kenya was closely monitoring the situation and was working with the Kenyan high commissioner Jean Kamau to enhance safety for Kenyan nationals in South Africa.
“Our Embassy in South Africa is in close contact with the Government to ensure the safety of Kenyans and protection of their property. Reports in hand indicate two Kenyans were affected and their property destroyed.”
“We welcome the strong condemnation of these attacks by the Government of South Africa and hope that the ethos and values of Pan Africanism will prevail over narrow nationalisms, and be the bonds that glue us together, as African brothers and sister,” Juma’s statement read in part.
Nigerians have launched protests and riots targeting South African businesses in retaliation for the xenophobic attacks where citizens from the Western African nation have been particularly persecuted.
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