8 foreigners arraigned over work permits in Kisumu


8 foreigners arraigned over work permits in Kisumu
Kisumu law courts

In Summary

  • The suspects - 3 Russians and 5 Ukrainians - have reportedly been working in various capacities at a community based organization in Dunga area, Kisumu County.
  • Appearing before Chief Magistrate Julius Ngarngar, the 8 faced various additional counts, with two of them failing to take plea due to lack of a translator.

Eight foreigners were on Tuesday arraigned before a Kisumu court and charged with working in the country without work permits.

The suspects – 3 Russians and 5 Ukrainians – have reportedly been working in various capacities at a community based organization in Dunga area, Kisumu County.

Appearing before Chief Magistrate Julius Ngarngar, the 8 faced various additional counts, with two of them failing to take plea due to lack of a translator.

One of the suspects, Ukrainian national Natalia Yevtushyk, was also accused of employing foreign nationals to work as volunteers without work permits.

The court heard that on June 14, 2019, at Presbyterian Daddy’s community based organization, Ms. Yevtushyk was found to have failed to maintain proper records.

The accused’s lawyer Mitchelle Menezes asked the court to release them on reasonable bond terms arguing that they were not flight risks since their  passports had been confiscated.

The suspects denied the charges and were released on a bond of Ksh.500, 000.

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