Nigerian man captured assaulting a Kenyan woman deported

A Nigerian man, identified as Nwankwo Noko, who was captured assaulting a Kenyan woman has been deported. [Courtesy, X]

A Nigerian national caught on CCTV camera assaulting a Kenyan woman has been deported.

In a statement seen by The Standard, and signed by State Department of Gender Principal Secretary Anne Wang’ombe, the foreigner, identified as John Nwankwo Noko was deported on Saturday, May 4.

He is accused of physically assaulting his partner, a Kenyan woman confined to a wheelchair, raising concerns about cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

“The act of violence has not only violated the rights of an individual but has also highlighted the broader issues of gender-based violence, that is rampant in our society.”

The case was first brought to the attention of the police by Nominated Senator Gloria Orwoba on Wednesday, May 1.

Orwoba, acting on the video that first went viral on social media on April 29, visited the woman at her home, who confirmed that her life was in danger.

She [the woman] claimed that her Nigerian partner “had been threatening to kill her and her two domestic workers if they outed him.”

Senator Orwoba then reported the matter to Karen Police Station, after which it was picked up by the offices of Interior Cabinet Secretary Kindiki Kithure, and that of Immigration PS Julius Bitok.

“Mr Nwankwo Noko has been arrested and processed for deportation,” Gender PS confirmed.  

The nominated senator, who has continually advocated for violence against women has since demanded an end to the rising cases, saying they not only leave women with physical and emotional damage but also tear the moral fabric of our society.

“We strongly condemn such behavior and we shall continue working towards creating a safer environment for women, free of fear,” said Orwoba.