Kenya has arrested a Chinese businessman after a video of him making a string of racist remarks was widely shared on social media, the government said Thursday.
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 cancelled and (he) will be deported on racism grounds,” the immigration service said on its Twitter feed.
In the two and a half minute video shared on Twitter and elsewhere, Liu, who appears to be in the midst of a dispute with one of his employees, is recorded issuing a litany of racist slurs.
“Every one, every Kenyan … like a monkey, even Uhuru Kenyatta. All of them,” he said.
After the employee suggests Liu should “go back to China” if he feels that way, the businessman responds with further abuse. Read more