Turn to page two of Daily Nation dated 23rd March 2015. Apparently there is a restaurant in Kenya, that denies Africans the right to access and use its facilities after 5pm because we might be dangerous, Al-shabaab who like Chinese Cuisine.
The Chinese restaurant, simply known as Chinese Restaurant (we applaud their creativity in the naming) restrict the entry of Africans after 5 pm citing that we pose a security threat to the restaurant patrons. We can’t deny that security has been an issue the government has been at pains to solve. We all understand that. What we don’t understand is why the fight on insecurity has turned racial. On our own soil.
This petty claim and measure by the restaurant’s management is below the belt. A fragile and cowardly attempt at safe guarding their own. I wonder, if one of their own non African patrons was to cause a security threat in their restaurant past 5pm, who would the management call for help? After all, no Africans past 5 yes? Good luck fighting them off with no “suitable” help!
If you are a foodie who loves Chinese cuisine and cannot stand discrimination, please don’t go there. There are other creative Chinese restaurants that would be happy to serve you well past 5pm. Racial profiling is such a weak and immature move. Yes insecurity exists. But skin colour does not give you the right to brand one a criminal just because his/her completion is of a different shade. Crime knows no colour and knows no race. Discrimination is crime.