On February 8th, a video of a Chinese man canning a Kenyan employee for arriving to work late at Chez Wou restaurant in Kileleshwa, Nairobi went viral.
Kenyan’s were raged at how a foreigner would make one a slave in their own country.
Netizens rallied to have the accused persons arrested.
Within no time, four Chinese nationals who were reported to work at the restaurant were arrested and arraigned in court.
On February 13th, hours after the court ruled that the four should be detained for 15 days pending investigations, the interior CS Fred Matiang’i issued a directive for the Chinese nationals to be deported.
The directive has however been overturned by the High court after the suspects filled an application challenging the order.
The court also gave the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) more time to file responses by Friday this week
Deng Hailan who was accused of assaulting the employee was arrested. It was also established that he worked at the restaurant as a chef without a work permit.
His counterparts Chang Yueping and Ou Qiang were arrested for having expired visas and Yu Ling was arrested for working with a visitors visa without a work permit.