The four Chinese involved in the caning of a Kenyan worker at Chez Wou Restaurant in Kileleshwa, Nairobi, will be deported following Interior CS Fred Matiang’I’s order.
DCI detectives arrested the four after a video in which the worker was being caned by chef Deng Heilan went viral months later. The other suspects are Ou Giang, Yu Ling, Chang Yueping.
He had reportedly arrived late at work.
However, some workers had claimed they had a bet with the chef, that he gets Sh300 per stroke.
Earlier, before Matiang’I orders, the court directed that the four be detained for 15 days pending a police probe.
“The court has considered the fact that the suspects are a flight risk and they will abscond court if released. I allow their detention for 15 days,” principal magistrate Hellen Okwani ruled.
The prosecution was seeking to detain them for 21 days.
China’s Ambassador to Kenya Wu Peng condemned the actions by the suspects, saying all their citizens must abide by the Kenyan laws.
“The Embassy noticed a video clip about a Chinese chef and Kenyan colleague issued by K24 TV today. We support the Kenyan police to investigate the whole issue thoroughly according to Kenyan laws. Whoever violating the law will face the legal consequences,” the embassy tweeted on February 8.
Another Chinese national Liu Jiaqi was deported last year for referring to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Kenyans as monkeys in video that also went viral.
In the clip, Liu bragged that there is nothing that ‘poor, black, smelly’ Kenyans can do to him.