Residents of Kahawa West stone police officers, accuse them of promoting crime
10 March 2016, 12:59
Nairobi - Residents of Kahawa West in Nairobi stoned police officers who had gone to arrest illegal Ethiopian migrants who were allegedly hiding in the area.
The residents accused the police of abetting crime following the murder of a boda boda operator by unknown assailants Tuesday night.
They also linked the police to human trafficking, accusing them of failing to stop the illegal migrants from entering the country.
The residents threatened to lynch the foreigners, Daily Nation reports, accusing them of engaging in crime in the area.
In Ruaraka, police arrested 114 illegal migrants from Nigeria and Ethiopia.
According to Standard, some of the migrants had come to look for jobs in Kenya, while others were on their way to Tanzania and South Africa.
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