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Chiefs who give aliens IDs warned

08 August 2013, 11:23 Arap Yego

Cheptais Deputy County Commissioner Omar Salat has put on notice members of the local public administration who assist foreigners from a nearby country to illegally get valid Kenyan identification documents that they risk prosecution.

Salat issued a stern warning to some rogue village elders working in cahoots with chiefs and their assistants in the sub-county, who have knowingly been assisting the aliens acquire Identity Cards, that they will be dealt with firmly and according to the law.

“Some of the foreigners may have ulterior motives. We will not risk our national security because of few corrupt members of the local provincial administrion,” said Salat.

He said the village elders will be held responsible and warned the assistant chiefs and chiefs that they risk losing their jobs once the law catches up with them.

The porous Kenya - Uganda border in the sub-county has in the past been blamed for insecurity incidences in the market centers near the international border.

Criminals are said to have been sneaking in and out of the two countries with relative ease after committing crimes.

Elsewhere, Cheptais Sub-County Registration Officer Ken Miheso has said Kopsiro Division in the Sub - County has the highest number of adults who have no identity cards.

Miheso urged the residents of the division to apply for the documents, which is given free of charge.

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