Kenyan driver ‘beat’ Chinese boss over day suspension
A Chinese engineer on Thika Superhighway is nursing injuries after one of his employees allegedly attacked him.
He Chang Lu, 42, an engineer with Sinohidro Company, sustained injuries on his fingers and chin after Joseph Gachumi, 50, stepped on him with heavy boots.
Gachumi, the company’s water truck driver, denied the assault.
He said Lu had insulted him during working hours on August 2 at Garden City construction site in Kasarani.
Police say Lu had found the driver drinking whiskey during working hours and decided to send him home for the day.
Gichumi however rained heavy blows on him over the “insult” by his boss, police said.
Security guards nearby rescued Lu from his employee and called the police, who arrested Gichumi.
The court heard that the two were taken to hospital for treatment “since the driver had also received some blows on the face from Lu,” police said.
Makadara senior principal Victor Wakumile released Gachumi on Sh10,000 bail.
His trial begins on December 2.