21 May 2019

Kenya: Four Chinese Nationals Arrested for Assaulting Road Construction Engineer

Police have arrested four Chinese nationals suspected to have assaulted a road engineer in Turkana.

The four, according to police documents, have been identified as Wang Kai, Li Shaoqing, Zhao Liangbin and Liu Jiang.

The suspects, who are employees of China Railway Engineering Company, reportedly attacked Mr Rodgers Imasa on Friday afternoon last week.

WENT INTO HIDING

China Railway Engineering Company is currently building the Loichangamak-Lodwar road.

According to the police, on Monday local workers complained that the company was mistreating them prompting the arrest of the four.

A police statement from the Lodwar Police Station indicated that the suspects went into hiding after committing the heinous act.

IN POLICE CUSTODY

Lodwar Police boss David Mutengi said that the suspects will be charged for assault.

"They are currently detained at the station and we shall ensure that they are arraigned in court," he said.

The police said that they were recording statements from the company employees to shed more light on the suspects' activities in the county.

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