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Mombasa repatriates 63 immigrants

24 January 2014, 18:00

Mombasa - 63 foreigners have been sent back to their home countries after completion of their sentences of being unlawfully present in Kenya without valid documents.

Immigration officer in Mombasa county John Mulongo said the foreigners whom majority of them are of Ethiopian origin and Germany were arrested in different area within coast region, and were found present without any valid document and were charged.

“Majority of this people are found because they have difficulties to communicate especially matatu stages and shopping centers its now upon us to be alert and inform the police” said Mulongo.

His sentiments were echoed by the Mombasa county commissioner Nelson Marwa who gave out a stern warning to foreign immigrants visiting Kenya without any valid document from the immigration office and their sympathizers will be dealt with the law.

He said the police are working closely with the immigration office to flash out all foreigners unlawfully present in Kenya.

“We are collaborating with the national registrar of person, immigration department and births to clear and arrest this unknown foreigners”,said Marwa

Marwa urged the public to work closely with the police and provide information on any suspicious individual in their areas so as to help police maintain law and order.

In the past few weeks the police and immigration office in Mombasa conducted a major search that sow over a number of foreigners arraigned in court.

Today a woman suspected to be an Indian national was charged before a Mombasa law court with three counts of an attempt to procure a registration of a Kenya identity card.

It’s alleged that Shanawaz Begum Kadiri committed the offence on May 30 2011 at the registrar of person’s office in Majengo by pretending she was a Kenya a fact she knew was not true.

She was also charged with falsely swearing before the administrator of oaths David Ongera that she had all rights to be registered as Kenyan a fact she knew was not true.

Kadiri faced a 3rd count of being unlawfully present in Kenya contrary to section 53 of the Kenya citizen ship and immigration act.

She denied all the charges in her defense the accused claimed that she was a Kenyan citizen by Birth and she had never travelled to India.

The immigration Prosecutor Elijah Migero prayed informed the court that the accused had no any valid document to prove that she was Kenyan.

Principal magistrate Simon Gacheru ordered that the accused deposit in court her passport and any other documents to prove before the court that she was a Kenyan.

The case will be heard on February 6 2014.

The case is among a number of cases brought before the court following the recent police raids and search on going in the coast region following reports illegal immigrants.

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