Chinese national arrested for caning worker in Nairobi

Snap from video of Deng whipping the Kenyan waiter./COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: A Chinese national who works as a chef at a restaurant in Nairobi’s Kileleshwa area was on Sunday morning arrested by Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives from Kilimani for assaulting workers.

The DCI detectives arrested the suspected perpetrator Deng Hailan of Chez Wou restaurant after a video of him, caning one of his staff for allegedly reporting to work late, did rounds in sections of the press and social media with citizens demanding for his arrest.

The said video shows a male waiter being given several strokes of cane. At first the worker is caned while standing then he later lies flat on his stomach for last the stroke.

The detectives did not only arrest Deng, but also the cashier of the restaurant, Yu Ling.

“Also arrested were two other chefs Chang Yueping & Ou Qiang who hold expired Visas,” said the DCI.

Three of the Chinese nationals arrested did not have work permits while two of them held expired visas.

“Eight Kenyans who work at the hotel were also escorted to Kilimani Police Station for further interrogation,” said the DCI.

The four, who arrested on ‘assault causing bodily harm’ offence, will be arraigned in court on Monday.