54 Ethiopians arrested for being in Kenya illegally

54 Ethiopians arrested for being in Kenya illegally
54 Ethiopians arrested for being in Kenya illegally

Kenya Police on Wednesday night arrested 54 Ethiopians from a house in Kasarani area for being in the country illegally.

Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome told Capital News that police were tipped off by members of the public of their whereabouts.

“Out of that useful information, we were able to arrest those 54 illegal immigrants and they are now in custody,” he said.

“They are going to face the full force of the law…when we have such people in the country; we urge the public to inform us so that we are able to effect arrest. This is cooperation which is very encouraging.”

The aliens were removed from the three-bedroom house and taken to police custody ahead of their appearance in court on Thursday.

Police and immigration officials have decried increased cases of Ethiopian aliens in the country while on transit to either Tanzania or South Africa.