In Summary
  • The workers complained that they work for nine to 10 hours a day and are not paid overtime.
  • The stadium will host the 2018 Africa Nations Championships.

hCasual workers for a Chinese company renovating Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret have complained about physical and verbal harassment by their Chinese supervisors.

One labourer, Moses Makitare, said some of the Chinese employees of Weihai International Construction Engineering Company were physically assaulting Kenyan workers.

“I was hired for a three-month contract and the working conditions at the stadium are not favourable, because we are facing abuse from the Chinese staff. They kick and slap workers every now and then,” said Mr Makitare.

“Early this week, I intervened to stop a Chinese supervisor from kicking one of my colleagues, but I was summoned and my contract was terminated,” he told the Nation on Thursday.

SUPERVISORS

Another worker, who requested not to be named for fear of victimisation, said he had seen colleagues being assaulted by the supervisors.

He said a language barrier contributes to the verbal abuse as the Chinese supervisors do not understand Swahili.

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