A Chinese businessman has been arrested in Kenya after a video of him calling Kenyan’s president a monkey went viral on social media.
The Chinese national, identified as Liu Jiaqi, has been arrested and is being processed for deportation, said Kenya’s immigration department.
“His work permit has been canceled and (he) will be deported on racism grounds,” the immigration service said via Twitter.
Liu Jiaqi, the man who called President Uhuru Kenyatta a monkey, has been working in the country for over eight months now. He was caught on camera hurling insults at a Kenyan employee and threatening to sack him when he returns back to China.
“The company has about 8 Chinese and 12 Kenyans and all the Chinese here are our bosses and we do not know who is the overall boss. Insults here are a common occurrence and we just persevere to keep our jobs,”
the employee said.
According to an employee of the company, the incident happened after a business trip to Machakos went wrong.