Court orders deportation of four Chinese nationals accused of caning a Kenyan employee at a restaurant in Kileleshwa, Nairobi.
A Nairobi court has ordered the deportation of four Chinese nationals accused of caning a Kenyan employee at Chez Wou Restaurant in Kileleshwa, Nairobi.
The four include Deng Hailan, who was captured assaulting the employee, Chang Yueping and Ou Qiang, who were arrested for reportedly holding expired Visas.
A fourth suspect, Yu Ling, a cashier, was arrested for holding a visitor’s Visa but without a work permit.
Appearing before Judge Luka Kimaru at Milimani Law Courts on Tuesday, the four Chinese Nationals had said that they were willing to be deported.
The Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i had on February 13 ordered the deportation of the four Chinese nationals.
The deportation order was signed just hours after the court allowed police to detain the four for 15 days pending the conclusion of investigations into the incident.
The four found themselves on the wrong side of the law after a video emerged online showing the chef caning his fellow staff who is a waiter at a restaurant.
The video angered many who called for action on the man behind the incident. It is reported that the whipping happened because the victim was late to work.
Parts of the video display the official questioning the waiter and inquiring from him the part of his body he prefers being whipped.
Chinese Embassy in Nairobi asked police to investigate the incident and take action accordingly.
“The embassy noticed a video clip about a Chinese chef and Kenyan colleague issued by K24 TV. We support the Kenyan police to investigate the whole issue thoroughly according to Kenyan laws. Whoever is found violating the law will face legal consequences,” the embassy said in a tweet.