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Racist woman assaults shopper at Carrefour supermarket in Karen

French retail giant Carrefour has confirmed it is investigating a complaint by a Kenyan woman who claimed she was racially abused and her shopping thrown on the floor by a white woman.

A shopper by the name Wangu Wa Muendo took to social media to narrate how she was racially abused  by the woman at Carrefour hypermarket at the Hub in Karen

Ms Muendo claimed the supermarket’s management refused to come to her aid during the incident.

“I got into queue like a civilized individual. This beautiful white woman comes from around the corner and comes to stand at the front of the queue. An elderly black man was next in line and seeing she has two little girls with her, he does the gentlemanly thing and lets her pass. She proceeds to explain to all that we lazy Africans are the reason why we aren’t progressing in life. The elderly gentlemen proceeds to the next counter,” wrote Ms Muendo.

She adds that the unidentified white woman proceeded to put her arm on her chest and pushed her aside, telling her to wait until she is out of the supermarket.

The white woman then threw Ms Muendo’s shopping on the floor which included bread and yogurts.

“I request the teller to get hold of a manager. He calls someone but no one picked his calls.”

On Monday the supermarket’s management issued a statement confirming that they are investigating the incident.

The supermarket said they will reach out to the affected customer and also train their staff to be vigilant on customer values.