Tanzania's parliament urges gov't to issue statement over xenophobic remarks by Kenyan politician

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-26 00:04:01|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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DAR ES SALAAM, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Tanzania's Parliament Speaker Job Ndugai on Tuesday urged the government to promptly issue a statement on the safety of Tanzanians in Kenya after a Kenyan politician's xenophobic remarks went viral on social media on Tuesday.

The remarks in a video were allegedly made by Kenya's Starehe constituency lawmaker Charles Njagua Kanyi who is popularly known as Jaguar.

The Kenyan politician and singer was heard promoting "xenophobic" attacks against foreigners working and doing business in his country.

Ndugai said although he had not seen the video, he was convinced that the government needed to issue a statement as a matter of urgency.

Ndugai was reacting to Mohammed Mchengerwa, a Member of Parliament for Rufiji constituency, who had asked the Speaker's guidance over the xenophobic remarks by the Kenyan politician.

Kanyi said he would not want to see foreigners grabbing Kenyans' jobs and business opportunities, and reportedly gave the Kenyan government 24 hours to evict the foreigners.