Hundreds of Kenyans stranded in China will finally fly home on May 1, as the Kenyan Embassy in the country has communicated the date when a flight will be available.

Those who wish to travel back home will pay Sh80,000 for the economy class ticket from Guangzhou to Nairobi.

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The Kenyan Embassy in China yesterday said the airfare had been discounted and maintained that the government would only facilitate those who can afford the ticket.

The new communication comes amid heightened criticism on how the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has handled the predicament of the Kenyans stuck in China, many of the students and business people, who have been unable to return home for lack of means.

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Some of the Kenyans have reported mistreatment in the Asian country, specifically Guangzhou. Videos of Africans being evicted from their houses in the city have been shared on social media.