The Foreign Ministry yesterday urged the Kenyan government to take effective
steps to arrest the criminals who attacked a Chinese construction site in the
country early on Tuesday.
Four unidentified armed men raided a factory about 3 am in Mombasa on
Tuesday, where workers from the China Road & Bridge Corporation were
carrying out a road construction project, leaving one engineer dead and another
The injured worker is now out of danger and is being treated in a local
hospital, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said at a regular news briefing
The Chinese government has demanded Kenya take effective measures to crack
the case and protect the property and safety of Chinese workers and companies,
Chinese embassy officials arrived at the scene immediately after the attack
The dead worker has been identified as Xu Derong , 42, a Shanghai native. His
co-worker, Zhang Kui, is in stable condition after undergoing emergency surgery.
Kenyan police are searching for the four attackers, whose identities are not
Initial investigations show it is a criminal case rather than a terrorist
attack, Zhu Jing, a press official at the Chinese embassy in Kenya was quoted by
the China News Service as saying. "The attackers fled with some cash and
valuable pieces of equipment," Zhu said.
The local government has strengthened police presence near the construction
The port of Mombasa, the busiest in Kenya, is on an island to the southeast
coast of the country. The island only has one railway connecting it to the
mainland. The Chinese company is currently building a road there.
(China Daily 02/02/2007 page2)