A Chinese man who called Kenyan citizens “monkeys” in a racist rant caught on video has been deported from the country, Kenya’s immigration department announced last month.
In the video, shared widely on social media, a man identified as Liu Jiaqi is heard making disparaging remarks about the East African country, saying he disliked Kenya because it, “smells bad and (its people are) poor, foolish and broke.”
He additionally singled out Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, likening him to a monkey. According to CNN, The three-minute clip was secretly recorded in June by an employee Jiaqi had threatened to fire from his motorcycle company, Sonlink.
Authorities said Liu was arrested and his work permit revoked, after which he was deported on “racism grounds,” the immigration department wrote on its Twitter page. Liu later faced discipline from his employers and has since apologized to his staff for the incendiary, racist remarks.
The Chinese Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, was quick to distance itself from Liu’s comments.
“The personal talk and personal feeling of this young man does not represent the views of the vast majority of Chinese people,” Embassy Spokesman Zhang Gang told Capital FM, adding that Chinese nationals living, working or visiting Kenya are required to abide by its laws.
“The Chinese Embassy always requires the Chinese companies and individuals to … stay and work legally in Kenya, making positive contribution to the friendship and cooperation between China and Kenya,” he concluded.
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