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Immigration boss collapses at EACC offices

10 January 2014, 08:03

Nairobi - Director of Immigration, Jane Waikenda, was rushed to the Nairobi Hospital after collapsing at the entrance of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption (EACC) offices in Nairobi.

EACC spokesperson, Yasin Amaro said, anti-corruption officers picked her from her office at Nyayo House and were taking her to the Integrity Centre for questioning over allegations of irregular issuance of work permits to foreigners.

According to Amaro, Waikenda could not be grilled after she developed health complications and was rushed to the hospital where she was admitted, The Standard reports.

In November last year, the government cancelled the citizenship of 104 foreigners on suspicion that the documents were not legally issued.

Interior Principal Secretary Mutea Iringo, said the move was part of an audit that was being carried out in the ministry to get rid of the mess that had been caused by corrupt officials.

After the Westgate mall terror attack by the Al shabaab militants, in September last year, 15 immigration officers were sacked on claims that they issued illegal ID cards to foreigners.

Cabinet Secretary of Interior Ole Lenku said that their actions had endangered national security hence the sack.

- For more visit The Standard


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