Kenya’s immigration department has said a Chinese man will be deported after a video emerged of him making racist comments.
The man, indentified as Liu Jiaqi, was captured in a video calling all Kenyans, including President Uhuru Kenyatta, “monkeys”. The authorities have revoked his work permit and say he will be deported on “racism grounds”.
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 September 5th.
According to the BBC’s Anne Soy in Nairobi, the immigration department says they are processing the deportation.