Kenya deports Chinese man over ‘racist rant’

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A Chinese man has been deported after a video emerged of him making racist comments, Kenya’s immigration department says.

The man, indentified as Liu Jiaqi, was captured in a video calling all Kenyans, including President Uhuru Kenyatta, “monkeys”.

Mr Liu and his representatives have yet to comment on the situation.

The authorities have revoked his work permit and say he was arrested after making racist remarks.

An employee filmed Mr Liu, who is a motorcycle trader, saying that he disliked Kenya because it “smells bad and [its people are]poor, foolish and black”.

When the employee asked why he wanted to stay in the country, the trader said he was only there to make money.

Police arrested him hours after the video was circulated online on 5 September.

An employee filmed Mr Liu, who is a motorcycle trader, saying that he disliked Kenya because it “smells bad and [its people are]poor, foolish and black”.

When the employee asked why he wanted to stay in the country, the trader said he was only there to make money.

Police arrested him hours after the video was circulated online on 5 September.

Mr Liu appeared to be threatening to fire an employee in the three-minute video, which according to the Chinese embassy was filmed in June.

When the employee asked why he was being targeted, Mr Liu said it was because the employee was Kenyan.

Mr Liu then launched into an offensive diatribe about why he disliked the country and its people.

“All the Kenyans [are]like a monkey, even Uhuru Kenyatta,” Mr Liu said.

Nairobi’s Chinese embassy spokesperson, Zhang Gang, told AFP that Mr Liu “has already been punished by his company for his wrongdoing and apologised to his Kenyan colleague”.

“The personal talk and personal feeling of this young man does not represent the views of the vast majority of Chinese people,” he said.

 

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