Matiang’i orders deportation of four Chinese accused of caning Kenyan

Written By: Beth Nyaga
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Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has ordered the deportation of four Chinese nationals who were caught on video allegedly assaulting a Kenyan worker.

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Matiang’i’s order came shortly after a court granted an application by the police to detain the four for 15 days in order to conclude investigations into the incident.

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i ordered their deportation following their arrest by DCI detectives prompted by a viral video showing a Kenyan employee being whipped for arriving late to work.

Matiangi’s orders came hours after the court directed that the four be detained for 15 days pending investigations by police probe.

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While commenting on the matter, Chinese ambassador to Kenya Wu Peng maintained that all Chinese nationals must conduct themselves with decorum while in Kenya.

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Chinese chef identified as Deng Hailan was caught on camera caning staff at a hotel in Nairobi which led to his arrest by police in an operation.

Two other chefs Chang Yueping and Ou Qiang who hold expired Visas were also arrested. Chang holds a work permit but his compatriot doesn’t.

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Yu Ling, a cashier at the hotel holding a visitor’s visa but without a work permit was also arrested.

Hailan, however, did not have a work permit; he only had a visitor’s visa that expires on March 29, 2020.

Eight Kenyans who work at the hotel were also escorted to Kilimani Police Station for further interrogation.

The video was recorded at Chez Wou Restaurant last week.

The video in part shows the Chinese national asking the waiter which part of his body he prefers whipped.

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DCI director on Twitter on Sunday said they had arrested the four after reports that a man of Asian descent was assaulting a male employee.

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