Eighteen Somali national were on Monday charged by a Kenyan court for being in the country illegally.
The accused majority women and three minors appeared before a Mombasa court but they denied charges.
The court ordered they be remanded to a wait for a report from Refugees Affairs Secretariat on their status.
The three minors will be held in custody at Likoni children’s remand home.
Initial report presented to the court indicate that on March 4, 2017 at about 5pm at Mwembe Tayari in Mombasa, 18 Somali nationals were found unlawfully in the country without any valid documentation from the department of immigration.
The case to be mentioned on Wednesday 8/3/2017 for further directions.