Two Somali Nationals Charged For Being In The Country Illegally
Rashid Hussein and Faizal Abdi were charged before Nakuru Chief Magistrate Samuel Mungai that on the April 9th and April 4th within Nakuru town, they were found in the country without permits.
The two denied the charges and were remanded at Nakuru GK prison until April 16th when their case will be mentioned.
Their plea to be released on bond was rejected by the court.
On Thursday, police in Kapenguria arrested 34 aliens at the Tartar Junction roadblock along the Kitale –Lodwar highway for being in the country illegally and without any identification documents.
The aliens, who include 21 women and 13 men with 32 of them being Somalis and two Ethiopians, are being held at the Kapenguria Police Station.
The aliens are reported to have been travelling in a Dayah Company Bus and were arrested following a tip off from members of the public.
West Pokot Senior CID officer Shadrack Juma said the foreigners were suspected to be escaping after the Garissa University attack that left 148 people died and several others injured.
Juma added that the aliens had no legal identification documents but had a pass from Kakuma Refugee camp adding that it was an offense for them to be outside the camp without authority.
The police boss urged residents to pass any information to the authorities should they suspect strangers in their areas.
By Maureen Murimi
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