A viral video of a Chinese national caning a Kenyan worker for allegedly reporting to work late has sparked outrage online.

The Chinese man who is yet to be identified is said to be a senior official at Chez Wou Restaurant located in upmarket Kileleshwa area.


In the video shared by K24, the Kenyan man identified as Simon Oseko is heard pleading with the Chinese man “to make it faster.”

“ Beat once Kwa! Kwa!” he says

To which the Chinese man replies with an almost delirious laughter before unleashing two strong canes on Oseko.

It is alleged that Oseko, who is a waiter at the restaurant had reported to work late inviting the unorthodox punishment.

Oseko, who is said to have endured the brutality and humiliation for several months is said to have been sacked suddenly and without notice after the latest incident.

He has reported the incident at Kileleshwa Police Station obtaining a P3 for as the authorities promised to investigate the matter.

Reached for comment, the Chinese chef claimed Oseko asked for the canes and that each stroke earned him KSh 100. He also allegedly tried to bribe a K24 reporter in a bid to ‘kill’ the story.

The video has sparked outrage online with a section of netizens bashing the government for letting foreigners reign humiliation on Kenyans in the name of offering employment.


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