14 Chinese rail workers nursing injuries after attack

Tuesday August 2 2016

Chinese workers show injuries they suffered after they were attacked by angry youth at the Duka Moja railway construction site in Narok County on August 2, 2016.

Chinese workers show injuries they suffered after they were attacked by angry youth at the Duka Moja railway construction site in Narok County on August 2, 2016. PHOTO | GEORGE SAYAGIE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By GEORGE SAYAGIE
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Angry youth have attacked and injured 14 Chinese nationals at the Duka Moja railway construction site on the Narok-Maai Mahiu road in Narok County.

The victims have sought treatment at the Narok Referral Hospital following the Tuesday afternoon attack.

A journalist who was covering the event for a local television station was also attacked.

The more than 200 club- and sword-wielding youth descended on the workers, chanting and shouting.

Local youth have been demanding a share of the standard gauge railway construction jobs in the area.

Recently, more than 300 youth protested against a Chinese contractor at the Duka Moja trading centre demanding jobs but police dispersed them after they attempted to block the road.