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Kenyans call for the arrest of this Chinese man who was filmed insulting Uhuru

By MWENDE KASUJJA September 5th, 2018 2 min read

The online community is protesting racist comments directed at all Kenyans, including President Uhuru Kenyatta, spewed by a Chinese businessman.

A secret video recording of the man, who was talking to an employee of a motorcycle company, was shared by blogger Robert Alai.

Kenyans on social media reacted angrily while tagging Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and President Uhuru Kenyatta with demands that the foreigner be arrested and deported.

The last time President Kenyatta was insulted, the state charged Embakasi East MP Babu Owino with subversion and insulting the presidency.


Section 77 (1) of the Kenyan Penal Code states:

“Any person who does or attempts to do, or makes any preparation to do, or conspires with any person to do, any act with a subversive intention, or utters any words with a subversive intention, is guilty of an offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years.”

Sub section (f) of the same section defines subversion activities as those:

“Intended or calculated to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against any public officer, or any class of public officers, in the execution of his or their duties.”

Kenyans are now calling for the arraignment of the Chinese man caught on tape insulting the President.

The Chinese in the video starts by saying that he was angry at the employee because he is a Kenyan.


The Chinese man then justifies his anger at the employee by saying that every Kenyan – without exception – is a monkey and challenges the employee to go court since he has no evidence of his abusive utterances.

At this point the employee says: “I think you should go back to China. You see even if you don’t fire me I will not work here forever but whatever you are doing is extremely wrong.

To this the Chinese retorts, “I don’t care, I don’t like you like monkey people, smell bad and foolish and black… I don’t like them.”

Employee: Then why are you coming to do business if we are poor, we are black?

Chinese: For money.

Employee: For money? Why is that you need our money?

Chinese: Money is important.

The argument between the two goes on as the employee tries to put the Chinese man to task for his racist comments.