Kenyan students living in China's Wuhan city, the epicentre of the of the coronavirus outbreak, are better off left there to minimise the risk of the virus spreading, a government spokesman has said.
Mr Cyrus Oguna said the government has freed up $108,728 (£84,170) for the students to feed themselves.
He added that the embassy in Beijing is taking care of two pregnant women who are in the city.
He however said the possibility of repatriating the students is still open but the government will make an "objective" decision about it.
"We're a responsible government that looks at things from a rational perspective and not emotive. Let's address issues from an objective perspective," Mr Oguna is quoted as saying by the Daily Nation.
About 100 Kenyans are in the Chinese city, 91 of them students,according to the Daily Nation newspaper.