93 more Somalis deported from Kenya in terror crackdown
20 May 2014, 18:08
Nairobi - 93 more Somalis have been deported from Kenya as the ongoing crackdown on terror continues.
The 93 were deported Tuesday at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi as the crackdown on illegal immigrants in the country continues.
According to police sources, the 93 were deported having failed to verify their immigration status in the country on several occasions.
They were held at various centers, like the Kasarani detention camp as well as other local police stations.
Somali ambassador to Kenya Mohammed Nor said that the deportees were indeed illegally in the country.
" There was no verification of their status and thus they were sent home, which is not a bad thing as it is home, he said when reached for comment.
The move means that over 700 people have been deported since the start of the operation Usalama watch, which has also seen many taken back to refugee camps.
And with terror attacks in Kenya not ceasing at the moment, the police are still doing the rounds to weed out bad elements according to police boss David Kimaiyo.
" We will continue with the crackdown until they (Terrorists) are all gone, he said over the weekend after the Gikomba market bombings that led to the death of ten people.
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