A Chinese restaurant in Kenya is under fire for admitting that they lock out Africans after 5pm because of security threats. Chinese Restaurant in Nairobi, says because of the terrorist group Al Shabaab, and warnings from the Chinese embassy, they are protecting their clients.

“We don’t admit Africans that we don’t know because you never know who is Al-Shabaab and who isn’t,” Esther Zhao, a PR manager with the restaurant, told the Nairobi News. “It is not like it is written on somebody’s face that they are a thug armed with a gun.”

The only Africans that are allowed after 6pm are drivers and Africans accompanied by European, Chinese or Indian guests can be admitted.

“It is strictly a no-African policy and we have even had to turn away some prominent Kenyans who were obviously not a security threat,” a restaurant worker said.

Local politicians have called the restaurant’s practice unconstitutional.

“That amounts to racial and ethnic profiling, which is unconstitutional,” said the country’s ombudsman, Otiende Amollo. “It has in it the inherent assumption that Africans are inevitably pre-disposed to be robbers… Whatever measures they choose to take to maintain security must be measures that treat people equally irrespective of race, gender or color.”

Image Credits: Nairobi News

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  • This is totally revolting. It is blatantly wrong for a Chinese restaurant to discriminate against Kenyan residents in the Kenyan country. The Kenyan government ought to shut that restaurant down for its blatantly discriminatory policy. That evil policy is racial profiling and ignorant, because Kenyans are a strong people. It is hypocritical for the Chinese restaurant to scapegoat Kenyans for the actions of a few. That is why we fight for the right of Africans to control their own resources. Also, we are opposed to any policy which restricts legitimate human rights.

  • ALM247

    Unbelievable……and sad…..

  • nononsense

    Let one of us try that mess in Shanghai and see the fury that would reign down on us. This restaurant needs to go out of business NOW!


    I’m not saying burn this m’effer down but I’d understand…

    • Anthony

      Kenyans run the government, they can shut it down. There is no need to burn it down.

    • ZORINO

      That’s right! I hope they’ll shut it down.

  • BillipPhailey

    This is why I don’t take lectures on what AfAms need to be doing from Africans. That they think they can get away with this speaks volumes.

    If the Kenyan government doesn’t shut it down, Al-Shabab will. Then what?