71 illegal immigrants, mostly women, were headed to Oman: Muteshi


Immigration Director Alexander Muteshi. Photo/COURTESY
Immigration Director Alexander Muteshi. Photo/COURTESY

In Summary

  • They had come from from Uganda and had fake entry stamps on their passports.
  • Muteshi said the investigating agencies are following crucial leads to establish the travel agencies involved in the syndicate.
  • The fact that all those who were apprehended were headed to the same country raises suspicions, he added.

Over 70 illegal immigrants were arrested in Nairobi while on transit to Oman on Friday.

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The suspects, mostly women, were intercepted at JKIA while trying to board a plane to Oman.

They were later detained at Nyayo House awaiting deportation.

According to Director of Immigration Alexander Muteshi, there were 59 Ugandans, 5 Tanzanians and 7 Burundian nationals.

They had come from from Uganda and had fake entry stamps on their passports, he added.

Muteshi said the investigating agencies are following crucial leads to establish the travel agencies involved in the syndicate.

The fact that all those who were apprehended were headed to the same country raises suspicions, he added.

The Kenyan Government recently intensified the crackdown on illegal immigrants particularly those without work permits.

Also Read: Gov’t suspends application of foreign workers permits within the country

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i directed police to arrest and process those found without proper papers for immediate deportation.

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