Embassy condemns ‘racism’ as a Chinese boss faces court for caning a Kenyan worker

Sunday, February 9th, 2020 13:41 | By
The four Chinese national arrested over corporal punishment PHOTO/COURTESY

The Chinese Embassy in Kenya has condemned the whipping of a Kenyan worker by a Chinese boss seen in a video published by K24 TV.

"The Embassy noticed a video clip about a Chinese chef and Kenyan colleague issued by K24 Digital today. We support the Kenyan police to investigate the whole issue thoroughly according to Kenyan laws," said the Embassy in a statement.

Corporal punishment

In the video, the Chinese hotel owner is seen whipping a Kenyan waiter who allegedly reported late to work at a restaurant Nairobi last week.

DCI arrests suspect

Following the publication of the video, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) raided the restaurant on Sunday and arrested the boss identified as Deng Hailan alongside two other Chinese chefs and a cashier.

The sleuths also escorted eight Kenyan workers to Kilimani Police Station to help in investigations.

Some of the Chinese nationals arrested did not have valid documents to work in the country.

The waiter has ever since been identified as Simon Oseko. Oseko later revealed other horrifying mistreats including having endured the beating for over four months

On learning that a K24 journalist was in possession of the video, the hotel owner asked the scribe not to publish the video in exchange for Sh20,000. The journalist declined the offer as doing so would compromise his integrity.

People who came across the video on social media condemned the act terming it as 'high profile racism'.

Deng Hailan will be arraigned in court tomorrow.

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