Thirteen Chinese nationals were among 16 foreigners who were on Tuesday turned away at the Lunga Lunga border point in Kwale County while trying to cross into Kenya from Tanzania.
The Chinese have since been identified as; Xiao Zhanquan, Xu Shaul, Xu Duo, Lyu Xiaohua, Zhou Changyong, Jiang Chunyang, Xiao Zhanquan, Lyu Xiaohua, Wang Xiaoba, Shang Deyuan, Huang Honghui, Yang Yubiao and Cao Bingwang.
They were accompanied by three Tanzanian drivers namely; Saidi Seif Mapunda, Hassan Mohammed Makolo and Wema Ramadhani Muambeya.
According to a police report seen by Citizen Digital, the 16 informed officials at the Lunga Lunga border point that they were headed for a special assignment at Bamburi Cement Ltd in Mombasa.
However, upon further probing, it was further established that they had not met the required 14-day self-quarantine in the country of origin for the coronavirus pandemic since they all arrived in Tanzania from China between March 4-16.
All of them were thereby denied entry into the country on observation of the Covid-19 prevention guidelines and escorted back to the Tanzanian point of entry at Horohoro.