Four Chinese nationals who were arrested on Sunday after one of them was videotaped whipping a Kenyan man are set to be deported.
This comes after Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i signed an order for their banishment on Thursday, hours after a Nairobi court allowed police to detain the four for 15 days pending the conclusion of investigations into the matter.
The four; Deng Hailan, Chang Yueping, Ou Qiang and Yu Ling were arrested after detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) raided Chez Wou Restaurant in Kileleshwa, Nairobi.
The raid came hours after a video clip showing Hailan, a chef at the restaurant, canning a Kenyan waiter went viral on social media, sparking uproar from online users. After the arrest, it was discovered that Hailan did not have a valid work permit.
Yueping and Qiang, who are both chefs at the restaurant, were holding expired visas while Yu Ling, a cashier, was holding a visitor’s visa but without a work permit, the DCI said.
They were all facing charges of assault and causing actual bodily harm. Their case was set to be mentioned on March 4th, 2020.