Chinese nationals arrested over caning of a Kenyan now want to be deported


Chinese nationals arrested over caning of a Kenyan now want to be deported
Four Chinese nationals who were arrested after one of them was captured on video caning a Kenyan at a Kileleshwa restaurant. PHOTO| DZUYA WALTER

The four Chinese nationals who were arrested after one of them was captured on video caning a Kenyan at a Nairobi hotel now say they ready to be deported back to their home country.

In an application through their lawyer Abdulhakim Abdullahi, the four claim that they have suffered and they are now ready to go back to China as earlier ordered by the State.

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i had on February 13 issued the deportation order but the four — Deng Hailan, Chang Yueping ,Ou Qiang and Yu Ling — filed an application challenging the deportation order which was then suspended by the High Court.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) , however, filed an affidavit submitting that the four Chinese nationals have been involved in degrading and violation of fundamental rights thus breaching their condition of stay and therefore their case should continue.

“The investigations against the suspects is ongoing and critical since we are still pursuing the employer /owner of the hotel who has since gone into hiding having learnt of the arrest of the suspects,” reads the affidavit.

Through Officer Noah Kiplangat, DCI George Kinoti said that the application by the four seeking to be deported is an abuse of the court process, intended to defeat justice and requested the court to dismiss it.

Deng Hailan was arrested after he was identified on camera as the one who allegedly assaulted the employee.

His counterparts Chang Yueping and Ou Qiang were arrested for reportedly holding expired visas while Yu Ling, a cashier, was arrested for working on a visitor’s visa instead of a work permit.

The case was set to be mentioned on March 4; however, CS Matiang’i signed the deportation order just hours after a Nairobi court allowed police to detain the four for 15 days pending conclusion of investigations.

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