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.
According to AFP, 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 online, Liu, who appears to be in the midst of a dispute with one of his employees, is recorded issuing a litany of racist slurs. .
“Everyone, 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. .
“I don’t belong to here. I don’t like here, like monkey people, I don’t like talk with them, it smells bad, and poor, and foolish, and black. I don’t like them. Why not [like] the white people, like the American?” He added that he only stays in Kenya because “money is important.”