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Lax immigration blamed for terrorist attacks

21 January 2014, 22:34

Nairobi - A Parliamentary Committee has placed the blame on the Immigration and Registration of Persons departments for their inadequacy of dealing with foreigner entering the country, the Daily Nation reports.

The committee, headed by Asman Kamama and Ndung’u Githenji, both members of parliament, pointed the blame at the Immigration Services Department, Department of Refugee Affairs; and Registration of Persons Department. The committee uncovered incidents of officials guilty of bribery at border posts in Nairobi and the North Eastern areas.

The nation was rocked in September last year, by a terrorist attack undertaken by al-shebab, a Somalian-based terrorist group. 67 people lost their lives as gunmen stormed the Westgate mall in Nairobi. Attacks in Kilifi and Mandera were also investigated, over 100 people were killed in terrorist-related incidents last year in Kenya.

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