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Seven Ethiopians Arrested In Makueni For Being In Kenya Illegally

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Seven Ethiopians Arrested In Makueni For Being In Kenya Illegally.
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Seven Ethiopians Arrested In Makueni For Being In Kenya Illegally

Police in Kibwezi, Makueni County have arrested seven Ethiopians at Mtito Andei trading centre for being in the country illegally.

Makueni County police commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan said the Police arrested six males and one female foreigners today at 10 am following a tip-off from the members of the public.

Seven Ethiopians Arrested In Makueni For Being In Kenya Illegally.

“It occurred today at 10:00hrs within Mtito Andei trading centre Makueni County where Police received a phone call from members of the public informing of the presence of people appearing or resembling Ethiopian Nationals,” said Ole Napeiyan while confirming the arrest

Ole Naipeyan said the suspects who could not communicate in either English or Kiswahili are alleged to have been abandoned along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway by a Vehicle that is yet to be established.

“The suspects appears they were being trafficked by a vehicle yet to be identified along Mombasa-Nairobi highway suspected to be scared and suddenly abandoned them,” said Ole Napeiyan.

He added that the police responded immediately to the scene and arrested the foreigners who were scattered in different directions within the Centre.

“The Police responded immediately to the scene and arrested the following suspects scattered in different directions who were later interrogated and identified to be Ethiopian Nationals,” added Ole Napeiyan.

The Ethiopian Nationals include Hussien Adile, Abdulahi Gatuzo, Mesele Bekele, Tafese Eliso, Kebebe, Dereje Petros, and Zainabu Abahyne who was the only female.

Napeiyan said all the suspects had been placed in police custody and they will be arraigned at Makindu Law courts on Monday next week. He said they will be charged with the offence of being illegally in the country.

“All were booked for being illegally present in Kenya and will be arraigned in Makindu court on Monday February 14, 2022,” added Ole Naipeyan.

COURTESY- KNA

Felicity Gitonga
Felicity Gitonga is the founder of Africa Business News. abn, freelance writer, journalist, and author with a passion for telling stories.

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