The High Court has overturned the directive from Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matangi, ordering the deportation of four Chinese nationals whose counterpart was seen canning a Kenyan worker.

This after the four suspects filed an application challenging the deportation order. Justice Luka Kimaru  has also given the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) more time to file responses by Friday this week.

The four are Deng Hailan – the man suspected to have caned waiter Simon Osako Silo over lateness before dismissing him – Chang Yueping, Ou Qiang and Yu Ling.The incident happened at Chez Wou Restaurant in Kileleshwa.

The case was set to be mentioned on March 4. However, CS Matiang’i signed the deportation order just hours after Milimani Principal Magistrate Hellen Okwani allowed police to detain the four for 15 days pending conclusion of investigations.