March 23, 2012 in World Report
Agnes Maureen Moraa went to China on February 21 for a short business trip. After arriving in China’s Quanzhou City, Ms. Moraa became ill. A family friend traveling with Agnes said she “started shivering which quickly grew into convulsions.”
Moraa, who was fully insured, was turned away from three different hospitals. The 37-year-old mother comes from a rather affluent family and could have paid cash for treatment if necessary. According to the family friend, one of the hospitals said they do not treat patients at night.
Morra’s family believes she was turned away simply on the basis of racism. As reported Kissi.com, “The family believes Moraa’s case is only the latest in a string of other similar cases of discrimination against foreigners by the Chinese–especially those from Africa.” The family was also greatly dismayed at the state her body was in when finally returned to Kenya.