A Chinese Man Is Being Deported From Kenya After Going on a Racist Rant, But Many Say That's Not Enough
Is the punishment sufficient for this level of brazen racism?
Liu Jiaqi, a Chinese motorcycle trader working in Kenya, will be deported on "racism grounds" following a demeaning rant, in which he called Kenyans and President Uhuru Kenyatta "monkeys."
In a video recorded by a Kenyan coworker, Jiaqi can be heard making racist comments about Kenya and its people, complaining that he "doesn't like it here" and saying the country "smells bad and [its people are] poor, foolish and black."
When the coworker asks why he remains in Kenya if he dislikes it so much, Jiaqi responds "to make money."
Kenya's Immigration Department shared a brief statement earlier today, regarding Jiaqi's status.
"Chinese National by the Name Liu Jiaqi who was captured on video yesterday using abusive words has been arrested," the department shared on Twitter. His work permit has been canceled and will be deported on racism grounds."