Government deports 30 foreigners in terror swoop
10 April 2015, 13:03
Nairobi - The government has deported over 30 individuals who have been said to have been in the country illegally in the ongoing swoop on terrorist activities.
The 30 have been quietly deported without charge after being found to be taking part in illegal businesses without valid certification to be in the country.
The government in a statement Friday, announced that the persons were taking part in several illegal activities in the country, thus their deportation.
" The foreigners are accused of involving themselves in human trafficking, drug trafficking, Ivory trade, pornography, credit card fraud and arms trafficking," the statement says.
Among the deported foreigners are nine Nigerians, six Guineans, three Ethiopians, three Germans, two Chinese nationals, a Ukrainian.
" They are well known elements that have been operating in the country illegally. We are looking at others, a CID officer who worked on the cases but did not want to be named told News24.
The swoop took place as the government intensified efforts to deal with terrorist elements in the country following the Garissa University terror attacks.
There has been pressure to eliminate internal elements that are linked to terrorism following the attacks and the move also follows the freezing of bank accounts of 86 entities and personalities in the country linked to terrorism by treasury.
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