Since the evacuation of the first batch of evacuees on 24th April 2023, more groups from war-torn Sudan have been arriving in the country aboard Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) plane and the Kenya Airways.
The evacuees who comprise of different nationalities including Kenyan, Tanzania and Burundi were received by Principal Secretary State Department of Diaspora Affairs Ms. Roseline Njogu.
The group of evacuees were elated upon returning home safely from the war-torn state opining that they starved for several days focusing to reach a safer areas.
“Honestly, it wasn’t easy. We didn’t eat for days. The focus was on running for our dear lives,” they said
The PS praised them for their resilience and encouraged other Kenyans stranded in Sudan to continue registering with the State Department for Diaspora Affairs for logistics purposes noting that the evacuation process would continue over the following days.
More than 369 Kenyans have been evacuated and airlifted to Nairobi by a team of military officials in collaboration with the Foreign Affairs officials.