Owner of 'racist' Nairobi Chinese restaurant arrested
23 March 2015, 18:59
Nairobi - A Chinese restaurant that has attracted debate over its apparent blackout of blacks does not have a valid operating license, it has emerged.
The restaurant has been in the news for its alleged racist policy of not allowing persons of black skin colour access.
The development emerged after the owner of the restaurant Zhao Yang was arrested and released on bail for operating the restaurant without a valid license.
He will appear in court on 26 March to answer to the charges.
He was released on a bail of KES 50,000.
The apparent racist policy has caused huge outcry in the country, with Kenyans calling for its closure and immediate deportation of the owners on social media.
The hash-tag #ShutdowntheChinese has gained in prominence on Twitter and several Facebook campaigns have also been started in protest.
Kenya has a large number of Chinese businesses and expatriates and has in recent times had a strong relationship with the country especially in regards to building infrastructure.
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