Detectives from Kilimani Police Station have raided a Chinese restaurant in Kileleshwa and arrested a Chinese man captured in a viral video beating up an employee for allegedly reporting to work late.
In a message posted on DCI Twitter handle, Deng Hailan, the perpetrator was arrested on Sunday, February 9, together with two other chefs Chang Yueping and Ou Qiang and Yu Ling who works as a cashier.
Halilan was found to be working at the restaurant without a valid work permit and the other two had expired visas, according to DCI.
Following reports of an incident doing rounds in sections of the press depicting a man of Asian descent assaulting a male employee said to be working at a hotel, this morning detectives from Kilimani raided Chez Wou Restaurant in Kileleshwa in pursuit of the matter. https://t.co/1Cjo0BHTGs
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) February 9, 2020
“Also arrested were two other chefs Chang Yueping and Ou Qiang who hold expired visas. Chang holds a work permit but his compatriot doesn’t.”
Ling who was found in possession of a visitor’s visa but had no work permit was also arrested.
The .@ODPP_KE in liaison with @DCI confim that 4 Chinese nationals have been arrested in connection with an incident showing a Chinese restaurant officer assaulting a Kenyan Waiter for reporting late to work. They will be arraigned in court tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/LTEujzknEd
— ODPP_KE (@ODPP_KE) February 9, 2020
Eight Kenyans who work at the hotel were also taken into custody for further interrogation.
On Saturday, Kenyans on social media condemned the act and asked the police to arrest the perpetrators.
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
WATCH: 'K24 Digital' has exclusively obtained a disturbing video clip showing a senior Chinese hotel officer whipping a Kenyan waiter over allegations of reporting late to work. The video was recorded at Chez Wou Restaurant in Kileleshwa, Nairobi last week. pic.twitter.com/CTIns3wOyn
— K24 TV (@K24Tv) February 8, 2020
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.
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