Kenya to deport Chinese nationals over ‘caning video’

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 03:03 pm

Kenya’s Interior Minister has ordered the deportation of four Chinese nationals, who were taken to court after video footage circulated purportedly showing one of them caning a worker.

Fred Matiang’i signed the deportation order just hours after the court had allowed police to detain the four individuals for 15 more days. No court charges have yet been made.

The four were arrested on 9 February after detectives raided Chez Wou Restaurant in the Kileleshwa suburb of the capital, Nairobi.

After questioning it was discovered that only one of them had a work permit.

They were presented in court on Thursday where the prosecution’s request for more time to investigate was granted.

The office of public prosecutions tweeted photos from the court:

This is not the first time that the interior minister has ordered the deportation of Chinese nationals.

Last year, a Chinese man was deported for abusing President Uhuru Kenyatta in a video filmed by an employee at his motorcycle shop.