A video of a Kenyan man mercilessly beating up a female supermarket cashier has gone viral, sparking outrage from social media users.
The incident allegedly happened at Eastmart Supermarket in Kajiado town on Tuesday, November 19th at around 2:15 pm.
At the beginning of the CCTV footage, the male customer appears to be in a heated argument with the cashier before he repeatedly slaps her.
He goes ahead to pull her from the counter and continues raining blows on her until after other supermarket workers intervene.
The video angered Kenyans online, with many asking Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to arrest and prosecute the suspect.
Alleos Kaballeros said: “This is assault and I saw another man walk away instead of intervening. Even if the lady was wrong I believe there are proper systems within the company laws to deal with her. Kudos to the brave man who came in to stop this nonsense.”
Eric Noble advised: “Well, I've been in the hospitality industry for a while. Is a place you meet different kind of people with different characters but all you need to do is, be wise and smart. Read the person's body language first. Customers are not your friends.”
Javan Mwangi Mburu noted: “This is one dangerous case if the victim get a lawyer assault kwanza with such a video the guy can cool porridge in Kamiti for years.”
Ken Arumi noted: “Sad indeed that's a cashier that he doesn't even know what of her wife or girlfriend in case he has.”
Alfuu Alfie wrote: “The guy behind the cashier who walks away should be arrested as well.....azin how can he walk away leaving the lady to be beaten.”
Ponciano Odongo Odieny posed: “Is the supermarket operating without security details?”
Patista Allan posed: “A woman is not supposed to be beaten, assaulted, not even a slap, which kind of men are we having??”
Nchekei Ruth: “I pity that man's family if he has any. He's the abusive kind. He should be arrested.”
Aggrey Mmbaya said: “This not right at all action should be taken asap.”