Gov’t to repatriate 14 Somalis after completing jail terms

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Kenya to repatriate jailed Somalis

The Kenyan government is in the process of repatriating 14 Somali nationals who recently completed their jail term at Shimo La Tewa prison in Mombasa County.

According to prison deputy commandant Mr Meshark Okiya, the 14 individuals had been found guilty by a Mombasa court for being involved in piracy activities in the Indian Ocean.

Speaking when Somali Muslim community living in Mombasa county donated IFTAR food items to fasting Muslim faithful in the prison, he revealed that the 14 had served a jail term of between 7 to 20 years.

He added that all of them have been transferred to Kamiti prison in Nairobi County as they await a repatriation order prepared by the government.

He confirmed that other 50 Somali citizens facing a similar offense departed the country recently after finishing their sentence in the prison.

The community through Sheikh Hassan Suggow appealed to Muslim faithful across the country to use the holy month of Ramadan to demonstrate peace and love.


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