Police Arrest 9 Ethiopians At Voi En Route To Mombasa Allegedly To Join Al Shabaab Or MRC

ethiopian arrested17th February 2016: Police on Tuesday arrested 9 foreigners of Ethiopian decent at Miasenyi in Voi along Mombasa-Nairobi highway as they were headed to Mombasa.

County Commissioner Mohamed Yusuf said that the police acted on a public tipoff and they were arrested after the truck they were travelling in stopped at a car wash.

Yusuf said that the 9 are suspected to be travelling to Mombasa either to join al Shabaab or the outlawed militia group Mombasa Republican Council (MRC).

Police are on very high alert especially on the busy Mombasa-Nairobi highway and are on the lookout for any such incidences conducting crackdowns to nab any foreigners in the country illegally.


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