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Police Arrest 32 Foreigners For Being In Kenya Illegally

Post by : Hillary Musyoki

32 Ethiopian foreigners were arrested by police in Kajiado for getting into the country illegally.

Police say the arrest was made after a tip off from members of the public. They said that the suspects were hiding at a house near a quarry in Kiwanja Ndege, Loitoktok.

The police commander Kiprop Ruto said that the foreigners were aged between 18and 28.

The police say the suspects were heading to South Africa. They claimed that they suspected the foreigners were planning to cross to Tanzania using the Kenya Tanzania boarder.

Photo// 32 Ethiopians arrested for illegal entry. Photo Courtesy

This crackdown comes after 40 Jordanians nationals were arrested for begging in Mombasa.

A woman was also arrested, they believe that she was part of a syndicate helping foreigners enter the country illegally.

The foreigners include 19 adults and 21 children with the youngest being 4 months old, were arrested and booked at the central police station for contravening tourist visa regulations.

The police commander , Stephen Matu said that the investigations done revealed that the foreigners resorted to begging in search of money to travel to Nairobi after they became broke.

“Its quite unfortunate that they ran out of funds and we’re unable to sustain their lifestyle as tourists, they resorted to begging for food and money for transport back to Nairobi. Following negations with their embassy we have agreed to  support them back,” he said.

The tourists were send back to their country.

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