22 May 2019

Kenya: Four Chinese Road Builders in Kenha Engineer Assault Set Free

Four Chinese men arrested in Lodwar on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a Kenya National Highways Authority's road inspector have been set free after the complainant allegedly dropped the assault case against them.


The four, Wang Kai, Lui Jiang, Zhao Liangbin and Li Shaoqing who are employees of China Railway No. 5 Engineering Group Co. Ltd which is upgrading of Loichangamatak - Lodwar section on the A1 road, were released on Monday night after lengthy negotiations.

A source privy to the negotiations between the suspects, Chinese firm and the complainant Engineer Rodgers Imasia, revealed that that the complainant decided not to pursue the case further.

The four had been accused of beating the KeNHA official after he criticised their work at KM 54.


According to a police report, the suspects, who were arrested on Tuesday, went into hiding after committing the offence.

The assault led to protest by local workers at the Chinese company's construction site at Kanam Kemer in Turkana Central sub county on Monday morning.

The workers claimed that Chinese employees were enjoying special privileges.


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