The COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli has now asked workers to take their safety first in their working enivironments, just a day after four Chinese who were captured beating a Kenyan employee were deported yesterday.
In a press release today in Mombasa, Atwoli gave a warning to all foreign investors of harassing Kenyan employees because of their desparation to earn a living out of the employment.
“They must respect Kenyan workers, Kenyans are very hardworking people in this region, and we have a huge economy in this country that if it is properly managed, it can grow and create employment for Kenyans.”
The general as well gave a challenge to all foreign investors to read the workers association rules that govern our leadership lashing at them that if they will not follow the laid down rules, they will denied permits and deported back to thei country, bearing in mind that Kenya got independence some 50 years back.
“You can not use desperation as well as provision of employment is concerned to indirectly enslave us and such employers should be handled up thoroughly by Kenyans themselves……”
Yesterday four Chinese Deng Hailan, Chang Yueping, Yu Ling, Shang Li Yun were ordered to leave the country after the interior CS Fred Matiang’i signed their deportation letter.
In a video that was circulated on social media, and recorded at Chez Wou restaurank in Kileleshwa ,a Kenyan, Simon Oseko was seen being caned for reasons that he was late for work.
The four Chinese were arrested and upon interrogation, the DCI noted that Visas of two of the arrested Chinese have expired, while the fourth, who worked as a cashier at the hotel, has a visitor’s visa.