In the video, Gachagua is seen warning the contractors against assaulting Kenyan employees in his constituency.
“I have seen the Chinese people beating our people in Nairobi, do not try this one here,” Gachagua stated as one of the contractors assured him that the same would not happen in Mathira Constituency.
In addition, the MP informs the contractors that the country was aware of its debt to China and that it was no justification for Chinese nationals to be hostile to their Kenyan employees.
“We know we owe you money, as a country we owe China money but you don’t have to beat us because we owe so many other people money.
“Even in kiosks we have debts and no one is beating us. Hence, the Chinese people should not beat us,” Gachagua continued.
His remarks came after a video of a man believed to be a senior officer at Chez Wou Restaurant in Kileleshwa being whooped by a man of Chinese descent, went viral.
The Chinese contractors are heard telling Gachagua that the two (at the Chez Wou Restaurant) were joking, based on what the video potrayed.
“If that situation happened, it is serious but from the video, I would say that it was not serious, it was a joke,” one of the contractors stated.
In the viral video, the waiter is seen leaning on a bench and receiving two hefty strokes of the cane.
The restaurant owner, Deng Hailan, downplayed the incident and informed kenyagist.com that the two were just playing, noting the laughter that could be heard in the background.
Deng stated that the Chinese chef and the waiter (Simon Aseko Sairo), were playing out a dare.
“They made a bet, one cane for Ksh300, and so for the two stokes he was paid Ksh600,” Deng stated, adding that the video recording was from three months ago.