Kisumu police nab aliens as crackdown intensifies
15 April 2014, 13:35
Kisumu - Police in Kisumu have arrested four aliens of Somali origin as the government intensifies crackdown on illegal migrants.
Kisumu East Deputy County Commissioner Moses Ole Tutui said the four were among a group of 22 other Somalis found at a residential house in Kisumu town.
Ole Tutui said those arrested could not produce any authentication about their identity after police officers interrogated them.
“We received information from a resident after he noticed suspicious people who were in a residential house at Patel’s flat and when police officers laid an ambush, they found 22 men of Somali origin in the house, but four of them could not produce any document after screening,” he added.
Ole Tutui said four of them are still being held at Kisumu Central police station waiting to be arraigned in court to face charges of being in the country illegally.
The Deputy Commissioner urged local residents to be on high alert and alert security agencies of any suspicious characters.
He further requested locals to support the ongoing crackdown by furnishing the security agencies with information that will help combat increased insecurity.
Last Friday, while meeting heads security, County Commissioners and their deputies from western Kenya in Kisumu town, interior Principal Secretary Mutea Iringo said the crackdown on illegal aliens will spread to other areas across the country and directed them to be submitting weekly security reports.
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