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More than 40 Ethiopians were arrested on Tuesday April 14th from two separate houses in Kiamaiko and Eastleigh area, Nairobi for being in the country illegally.

Police said the men did not have travel documents and they were headed for South Africa when they were nabbed.

Twenty four of them were arrested in Eastleigh and 16 in Kiamaiko.

Starehe OCPD Bernard Nyakwaka said the immigrants told police they had been brought there by an agent and were to be picked to continue with their journey to South Africa. “They had arrived in groups before being booked into the houses. They lived in an unfavorable environment and we are looking for the agent as we prepare charges [against them],” said Nyakwaka.

 

 

Source: standardmedia
Cover Photo: in 2010, 41 Ethiopian immigrants were discovered at a bungalow in Ngong area in outskirts of Nairobi City during an undercover mission

Photo: demotix (photojournalism)

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