For the better part of Thursday evening, Js Fresh Bar and Kitchen was the main topic of discussion on social media.
It all started after a Kenyan by the name Monique Kemboi wrote under one of the restaurant’s Instagram posts and complained of having experienced racial bias at the eatery.
According to a displeased Monique, the waiters and waitresses at the restaurant typically attend to Whites and Indians faster than they do to Africans.
She finished off by expressing her disappointment at the fact that such things are happening in these modern times.
What temporarily set social media ablaze, however, was the restaurant’s response to Monique.
They argued that this was a popular phenomenon at restaurants across the country and that it’s just about “Tip Culture” and not racism as she had previously insinuated.
They added that all Kenyan restaurant owners are aware of this fact and that it’s important to “state the truth”.
The reply sparked huge reactions across social media platforms and we’ve sampled some of them below.
Waiters wa Js wanafanya tipping ikae mandatory kama vile watchie mtaani akikusalimia inabaki uko na deni yake hahaha
— aleckie ronald (@SirAlexas) June 14, 2019
Mimi siku nilienda Js na njaa, nikapatia waiter order yangu, akaniangalia, hakunijibu na akaondokea, hiyo ndio siku niliamua hawatawai pesa yangu.
— GATHONI 🇰🇪 (@QueenGathoni) June 13, 2019
Mimi Js najua is the shoes I wear. I see the Twitter bureau of standards doing their usual trashing. Wapewe kazi ya influencer wailambe saa hii hii ingare kama kipara ya Joe Mfalme.
— Duke Of Nyanzshire🇰🇪🇺🇸 (@HalfLuo) June 13, 2019
When a waiter at Js sees a Mzungu pic.twitter.com/Fd5zCHTMAk
— Brian Mbunde ™ (@Brianmbunde) June 13, 2019
This is an interesting discussion I for one don’t believe in tipping for bad service, I give if you are good to me!!! Although If a bill has a line item called service charge – that’s your tip! I believe it’s a legal requirement for unionized workers???
— Lisa Kombo (@namulisa) June 14, 2019
What’s your stand on this matter? Is the restaurant being racist or that’s simply their way of business? Tell us what you think in the comments section.