Violent “discipline” meted out by Chinese supervisors in Kenya formed the basis of the Classic 105 debate on Monday morning February 10.
Cases of Chinese bosses smacking their employees for ‘failing’ is not news, according to the horrifying accounts of many callers.
In Kenya this past weekend, K24 news shared a video of a Chinese restaurant owner giving his Kenyan employee a gruesome beating with a wire, for showing up late to work.
Maina Kageni asked listeners to give their take on what went through their minds, watching the clip.
‘In the video, the Chinese guy is telling the guy to kaa vizuri, and apparently that is normal practice at that restaurant,’ Maina added.
Kenyans were outraged, calling for the arrest and deportation of the man. The Chinese individual it turns out did not have a work permit, and was swiftly carried away with three other Chines men working as chefs, without legal documents.
Here is a list of terrible and humiliating things Chinese bosses have put workers through:
1. In October 2015, employees were forced to crawl on their hands and knees around a lake after missing their sales targets.
Employees were told to finish a lap around Ruyi Lake, a 23-acre lagoon in the city’s central business district, by crawling.
According to eyewitnesses, nearly everyone’s shirts and trousers were torn during the humiliating punishment.
2. A video in 2016, emerged on Chinese social network Weibo of a group of employees from Changzhi Rural Commercial Bank being publicly spanked for poor work performance in Shanxi, China.
According to reports, the video shows the boss of Shanxi Changzhi Zhangze Agricultural and Commercial Bank hitting eight employees – four men and four women – while other colleagues are seated at tables.
Users reacted angrily to the video, expressing their disgust with this action.
Footage showed the boss beating some employees with a stick, and according to reports, the employees had not been ‘working hard enough’.
The man speaks with them on stage before he begins the attack with what appears to be a giant stick.
3. Boss slaps a lineup of ‘bad’ employees in 2016.
In 2016, a video of a chines employer slapping his workers for performing poorly went viral.
4. Chinese bosses beat up employee for refusing to use own phone for work in Zimbabwe
In 2018, a Zimbabwean man sustained a fractured rib when two Chinese national employers punished him after he refused an order to use his personal money in topping up airtime meant for work related calls.
The suspects were said to be the owners of Empress Gold Mine in Mashava. One of the Chinese reportedly ordered the African employee to recharge his mobile phone using his own money to make work-related calls, but the latter refused.
The Chinese bosses punched him several times on the chest using his fists. Another Chinese also joined in the beating, resulting in the African employee fracturing a rib.