A video of a Chinese national canning a Kenyan worker at Chez Wou hotel in Kileleshwa for coming to work late sparked outrage in the Kenyan social media space.
DCI detectives arrested four people in connection with the incident after Kenyans on social media expressed rage.
However, the story has now taken a new twist after fellow workers of the victim came out to claim that the incident was prank that was blown out of proportion.
A supervisor at the hotel, Dennis Omogah claimed that the victim, Simon Oseko had worked at the hotel for three months and was on probation.
On the fateful day Oseko said to have asked to be whipped and in turn be given money to buy muguka.
Omogah said that Oseko had tried to extort money using the video and only went to the media when his attempts failed.
“He wanted money to go buy Muguka, the Chinese chef told him to go and ask money from the counter so that it is deducted from his end month salary. He did not want to do that, so he instead asked him to beat him and give him the money,” said Omogah.
Oseko had told the media that he had suffered in the hands of his employer for six months.
Surprisingly according to the documents seen by NTV, Oseko had only worked for three months at the hotel and was dismissed after he was caught on camera stealing.
He however said that he was dismissed unfairly and moved to court to seek compensation for the violation of his human rights.
“ His lawyers wrote to the restaurant asking for KSh 800,000 compensation, but we were wondering why compensate him all that money. Even the chef who beat him had said it was a play they had, and we knew he was trying to manipulate the management,” added Omogah.
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