Kenya students in Morocco protest
Kenyan students in Morocco universities have protested the recent opening of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic mission in Nairobi.
The students, who are on scholarship from the government of the Kingdom of Morocco expressed fears they could be expelled in retaliation.
The Kenya government has remained silent on the matter since the mission was opened two weeks ago.
The students have further asked the Kenya –Morocco Friendship Society to follow up on the matter and explain the significance of the mission. “Because we are apprehensive on how the Kingdom of Morocco will react to this move,” read the letter in part.
In a letter to the Ministry of Foreign affairs, the students want the government to close down the mission. “It’s reopening will affect our studies here in Morocco,” stated the letter in part.
The letter, which is copied to the ministry’s PS Karanja Kibicho, states the reopening of the mission is not in the best interest of Kenyan students studying in Morocco.
They expressed fears that the Kingdom of Morocco will react in the same way it did in 2005 and discontinue their studies in protest.
“Since this matter is before the UN Security Council, Kenya should remain and uphold the neutrality principle as we wait for a referendum for the parties to the conflict to decide which way forward,” says the letter, signed by Erick Toro, the secretary of the Association of Kenyan Students in Morocco (AKSIM).