Chinese should face law, envoy says over whipped Kenyan

In Summary

• Peng reiterated  that the relationship between Kenyans and Chinese people is  important.

China's ambassador to Kenya Wu Peng during Kenya Editors meeting in Nairobi on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
China's ambassador to Kenya Wu Peng during Kenya Editors meeting in Nairobi on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
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The Chinese Embassy supports police investigating the whipping of a Kenyan at Chez Wou restaurant during the weekend.

Chinese ambassador to Kenya Wu Peng on Thursday said all Chinese nationals in Kenya have severally been advised to peacefully co exist with Kenyan locals.

"My embassy encourages Chinese individual and companies in Kenya to abide by Kenyan laws and live in harmony with local people," he said.

"Anybody who violates the law will face the consequences, no doubt about that."

This follows an incident in which a Chinese whipped a Kenyan employee for coming late to work. 

Peng reiterated  that the relationship between Kenyans and Chinese people is  important.

Four Chinese were arrested by DCI detectives following a viral video showing a Kenyan employee being whipped for arriving late to work.

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i ordered that they be deported.