The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has parted ways with a foreign employee, yet to be identified, who was captured on camera hurling insults to a Kenyan.
The man is alleged to have insulted the woman on Sunday when she was directing him.
The confrontation sparked uproar on social media with the majority calling for action.
Digital blogger Dennis Itubi wrote a tweet to the organization complaining about the ordeal.
A concerned lady whose only interest was to protect the good name of your organization tried to calm him down and he dismissed her as a F*** Monkey. Racism and IFRC” tweeted Itumbi.
Asante sana #KOT. @ICRC_Nairobi has reached out & promised quick investigations on this matter. They have also reached out to a witness who saw the gentleman harass guards. Appreciated. Apologies to @IFRCAfrica & @ifrc I can confirm this is NOT your staff CC. @YebeltalG. pic.twitter.com/RtYB6xmfMC
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) October 6, 2019
In a statement released on Monday, the ICRC regretted about the confrontation and announced that they had terminated the contract of the employee.
“As of this evening, the person’s assignment in Kenya has been terminated. We want to again apologise for the disturbance and to anyone who was insulted,” the statement read.
The organization, earlier on the day met with the witnesses while probing the matter and arrived at the decision.
ICRC maintained that their reputation will not be dented by such an occurrence adding that they are determined in ensuring that they serve humanity diligently.