Police Arrests 17 Foreign Nationals For Being in Lamu Illegally

Police patrolling in Lamu

Police patrolling in Lamu
Police patrolling in Lamu

Police in Lamu are in custody of 17 foreign nationals for being in the country illegally.

According to Lamu police report, the assailants were arrested from various parts of the county.

Among those arrested include 14 Tanzanians, 2 Comoros Island nationals and one Rwandese.

They were arrested between June 20 and 28, this year.

Lamu county commissioner Joseph Kanyiri confirmed that the arrested foreigners lacked travel documents with some having fake papers.

According to Kanyiri, some were arrested on roadblocks mounted by security officers on Lamu road, while others were arrested on the Lamu-Somalia border as they tried to cross over into Somalia.

Another group was arrested on the Indian Ocean posing as fishermen.

“We shall  arraign the 17 in court any time now", Kanyiri added.


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