Ethiopian Immigrants are reportedly arrested by police and appeared in court in Nyeri, a town situated in the Central Highlands of Kenya, according to a report from Mwakilishi.com, Kenyan Diaspora News Site.
According to the reports, police have arrested 41 illegal immigrants during an operation carried out in the town.
Police say the foreigners from Ethiopia and the US were found without proper documentation, yet the report didn’t mention how many of the immigrants are Ethiopians.
After being caught by police on Tuesday the immigrants were charged appearing before the Nyeri Law Courts for being in the country illegally.
Yeri Senior Principal Magistrate Philip Mutua directed they be detained at Nyeri Central Police Station for one week pending completion of investigations.
An affidavit sworn by the Nyeri County Commander Ali Nuno shows that the immigrants were on transit to a neighboring country.
Nuno further says that a multi-agency team will be constituted to vet the immigrants.
The foreigners are aged between 18 and 25 and were arrested in Kiganjo and Karatina areas between March 3rd and 4th, 2019.