Government threatens to deport Tanzanian beggars
14 January 2016, 20:59
Nakuru - The County government of Nakuru has threatened to deport all Tanzanian beggars in the streets of Naivasha.
Naivasha sub-County administrator, Robert Ndungu said the number of Tanzanian beggars in the town is worrying and action must be taken.
Speaking Thursday in Naivasha town, Ndungu said that some rogue people are taking advantage of blind and lame Tanzanians to make money.
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"There are so many beggars in Naivasha town who have been brought in from Tanzania and it's time we took them back home because some were brought here unknowingly by people who are using their disability to make money," said Ndungu.
"The County government of Nakuru will deport all beggars who are here illegally because most of them do not have the documents required for them to be here," he added.
This comes a day after a Naivasha court sentenced a Tanzanian man to one year in prison for using Tanzanian beggars to solicit money from people.
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