Speaking in Nakuru County at the launch of an immigration center, the Interior Cabinet Secretary ordered for the immediate deportation of four chinese nationals who have been trading in the popular gikomba market in Nairobi.
The chinese were busted after a photo started doing rounds earlier on in the week showing the chinese nationals standing next to bales of clothes , which is common in gikomba market among small scale traders who then resell the second hand clothes in different parts of the country.
It is not the first time Chinese nationals have been spotted engaging in small scale trading as previous photos have shown chinese roasting maize by the roadside.
The “invasion” of chinese in Kenya has angered most kenyans considering the unemployment rate in the country is at an all time high. Matiang’i has said that foreigners who would like to come and work in the country would have to apply for work permits in their respective countries and not here in Kenya. citing that to get a work permit in Kenya is one of the toughest procedures to follow in Kenya.