Police intercept 40 immigrants along Nairobi – Nakuru highway


Police intercept 40 immigrants along Nairobi - Nakuru highway

Police in Naivasha have arrested forty immigrants on their way to Nairobi from Kakuma Refugee Camp in Turkana.

The immigrants, majority of them women, were intercepted at Mithuri area along the Nakuru- Nairobi highway.

Drama ensued after a ‘Dayer Express’ bus was stopped by auctioneers along the highway saying that they had orders to repossess it.

According to Peter Muriithi, a Mbukinya Bus Company driver called police to ferry the passengers from Turkana, the Dayer bus was intercepted by the auctioneers who never made clear their intentions.

Muriithi said that police ordered all the passengers to alight from the bus after having a brief consultation with the auctioneers.

It is during the process of transferring the passengers to the other bus that police started inspecting documents to ascertain the right people were ferried to Nairobi.

The forty immigrants, according to a senior police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not have the rightful documents.

The immigrants were majorly of Somali and South Sudan origins and were living at the Kakuma Refugee Camp.

Report by Karanja Kimani

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