74 Ethiopians arrested in Kenya


A Kenyan journal, The Standard, reports that the government of Kenya is intensifying its crackdown on Ethiopians who are fleeing from Ethiopia to seek refugee in other countries. Most of the Ethiopian refugees Kenyan authorities are arresting use Kenya as a transit point to South Africa and Yemen. The recent crackdown is said to be related with Kenya’s fight with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) at the urging of Woyanne, the ruling junta in Ethiopia.

NAIROBI (The Standard) — In Taita-Taveta, 57 Ethiopians were arrested on their way to Mombasa from Nairobi while 17 were intercepted on Nairobi-Nyeri highway.

The arrest brings to more than 70 the number of illegal immigrants so far arrested in Taita-Taveta County in the past two weeks. This is also the largest number of foreigners so far arrested.

Taita OCPD Nathaniel Aseneka said 56 men and a woman were arrested at Caltex filling station roadblock in Voi town. One of the suspects, however, escaped and police are still looking for him.

“We are detaining the suspects and will take them to court once we are through with our investigation,” said the police boss.

“We’re doing everything possible to rid the area of illegal immigrants,” Aseneka added.

No documents

Meanwhile, MPs Calist Mwatela (Mwatate), Dan Mwazo (Voi) and Thomas Mwadeghu (Wundanyi) accused some livestock traders of hiring foreigners as herders with no identification documents.

Elsewhere, police arrested 17 Ethiopians as they were travelling to Nairobi from Isiolo on Nairobi-Nyeri Highway.

They were nabbed on Monday night by police officers who were patrolling the highway at Huhi area, near Makuyu town.

Yesterday, Murang’a South OCPD Antony Onyango said the foreigners were arrested at 10.30pm after police manning a roadblock flagged down their vehicles.

Also arrested were two drivers who had been hired to ferry the 17 to a hotel in Narok town where they were to stay before travelling to South Africa. Onyango said they would be arraigned before a Thika court once investigation is complete.


12 thoughts on “74 Ethiopians arrested in Kenya

  1. Emebet on

    When you have a government who does’t care about his people, here you go weyane made Eritrea from the north, Sudan from the west, Kenya from the south abusing our people. Corrupt Kenyan officials would be happy to have this opportunity to rob hard working Ethiopians.

  2. የትግራዩ ገዢ ጉጅሌ በቦሌ አካባቢ ባቋቋመው የሰቆቃ ጣቢያ በርካታ ንጹሃን እየተሰቃዩ እንደሚገኙ የውስጥ አዋቂ ምንጮች ለዝግጅት ክፍላችን በላኩት መረጃ አስታውቀዋል።

    ዘረኛው አገዛዝ ባለፉት ሃያ አመታት ውስጥ በርካታ የምስጢር እስር ቤቶችን በአገሪቱ ዙሪያ ከፍቶ ቁጥራቸው በውል የማይታወቅ ዜጎችን እያፈነ ሲያስር እንደነበር ሲነገር ቆይቷል። ሰሞኑን ከውስጥ አዋቂ ምንጮች ለዝግጅት ክፍላችን የደረሰ መረጃ እንደሚያመለክተው፥ ከነዚህ እስር ቤቶች ውስጥ አንዱ በአዲስ አበባ ከተማ ቦሌ አካባቢ ይገኛል።

    ይህ ጣቢያ በበብሔራዊ መረጃ እንደሚመራ እና ትግርኛ ብቻ የሚናገሩ አስራ አንድ ሰራተኞች እንዳሉትም ለማወቅ ተችሏል። እነዚህ ሰራተኞች ያለ ፍርድ ቤት ትእዛዝ እና ያለ ፖሊስ መጥሪያ ዜጎችን አፍነው ፊታቸውን በጨርቅ በመሸፈን እና አፋቸውን በፕላስተር በማሸግ፤ ጥቁር መስታወቶች እና ቁጥር 2 ታርጋ ባሏቸው ኮብራ መኪናዎች ወደ እስር ቤቱ እንደሚወስዷቸው መረጃው ያስረዳል።

    ወደ አፈና ጣቢያው በደረሱ ግለሰቦች ላይ የተለያዩ የሰቆቃ ተግባራት የሚፈጸሙ ሲሆን፤ የተሰነዘረባቸውን ወንጀል የማይቀበሉት ተገድለው እንደሚቀበሩ እና ያመኑት ወደ ማእከላዊ እስር ቤት እንደሚዘዋወሩ በአገዛዙ የደህንነት ተቋም ውስጥ የሚሰሩ ምንጮች ገልጸዋል። ከሞት ከተረፉት ውስጥ በርካቶች እስካሁን በማእከላዊ እስር ቤት፣ በፌዴራል ማረሚያ ቤት እና በየጦር ካምፖች ውስጥ ሰቆቃ እየተፈጸመባቸው ነው።

    ወደዚህ ጣቢያ ተወስደው ለስቃይ ከተዳረጉ ዜጎች ውስጥ ከኬንያ፣ ከጅቡቲ፣ ከሶማሊያ እና ከሱዳን ታፍነው የመጡ ኢትዮጵያውያን ስደተኞች ብዙ እንደሆኑ ከመረጃው ለማወቅ ተችሏል።
    Source: Ginbot 7

  3. #1, wat’s got 2do wz Eritrea, kenyan attacking Ethiopian. We know 1thing weyane can’t SERVIVE single day without mention Eri. Yes w’l make u suffer until u disappear

  4. meles paid millions to kenya to get ridoff olf (indirect attack), samething happened in eritrea to wipeout the so called eppf. open your eyes people

  5. aradaw on

    are u sure Elias that these people are Ethiopians? I wonder if they claim to be Ethiopians now. Because most of them are narrow Oromo nationalists who unashamedly claim to be Oromos whenever they were asked about their nationality (citizenship)? So Elias please be careful you may accused of misrepresentation!

  6. Anonymous on

    There was a report I read recently about Kenyans Police corruption that even Kenyan themselves struggle to get any kind of help from the Kenyan Police without bribing the police. So, in this case there is no doubt that Ethiopian Tax Payers money is at work to harass Ethiopians even outside of Ethiopia. Once again we are witnessing the never ending Woyane crimes expanding and spreading around the world one country at a time. Ayeeeee gud! betam yaszenal. May 2011 brings Death to Woyanes.

  7. I see this site as ONN – Oromo Negative News, that is why you won’t succeed a strand!!!

    Always 50 years backward.

  8. Negist on

    Hailesselasie trained Mandella to break free from Aparthied. Now the young Ethiopians have nobody training them on how to avoid the trap of HUMAN TERAFICKERS . What do the deportees do after they return back to Ethiopia from Middle East or Africa? Deportees should start to tell the truth and stop lieing about life outside Ethiopia as a refugee . The deportees need to share thier experiences without shame to the young upcoming victims of HUMAN TRAFFICKERS.

  9. Emebet,I agree wit you.Ethiopians failure to seek constractive solution to the country’s problem is largly to be blamed for the prevailing weyan’s nationl interest compromising policy to florish.This is largly demonstrated ,as you pointed out,through weyane’s elaborate plan to keep its neighbors in her service through appeasment including that of Eritria. The new strategy of Ethiopians, which is not new by the way, but become one because of the current condition. By now many of our people seem to have drawn the line in saying we don’t trust Shabia or weyane both are the same.

    Comment #4 Mati, and the rest of Sabians and Weyanes you are not needed in this forum, this is Ethiopian site. I have always hold this to be true- Shabia and Weyane need one another,thy must by necessity work together and co-exist.

    The guiding principle of the two leaders is tribal ideology, together they stand separate they will fall apart. I.A & Melese have never been enemies, they are in constant contact through their secret emmissaries.Publicly they pretend as foes, and in real sense they are strategically allies. When I.A calls Ethiopians to be friend to unset melese through EPPF he has in object this-if possible, to break the fighting spirit of Ethiopian people. In EPPF we have witnessed just that not progress, not genuine friendship between the two people but the employment of I.A in the service of melese.I have never taken the
    Apparent friction between the two leaders in its face values.
    Ethiopians need to arise from the stuper we are in and salvage the country from our enemy.

  10. “Christians are believed to make up about 10 percent of Egypt’s mainly Muslim population of nearly 80 million people, and they have grown increasingly vocal in complaints about discrimination. There have been occasional attacks targeting Christians — most notably, in January 2009, seven Christians were killed in a drive-by shooting on a church in southern Egypt during celebrations for the Orthodox Coptic Christmas. The Saints Church in Alexandria targeting early Saturday also came under attack in April 2006, when a man with a knife stabbed worshippers. At the same time, al-Qaida-linked militants have carried out a campaign of attacks against Christians in Iraq, killing 68 in a church siege in October and two more Christians in attacks in Baghdad on Thursday. The attacks in Iraq have an unusual connection to Egypt. Al-Qaida in Iraq says it is carrying out the campaign of anti-Christian attacks in the name of two Egyptian Christian women who reportedly converted to Islam in order to get divorces from their husbands. The Coptic Church forbids almost all divorce, meaning leaving the religion is sometimes the only option to escape an abusive or unhappy marriage. The two women have since been secluded with Coptic Church authorities. Islamic hard-liners in Egypt have held frequent protests in past months, accusing the Church of imprisoning the women and forcing them to renounce Islam and return to Christianity. Al-Qaida in Iraq says it is carrying out attacks on Christians in that country until Egyptian Church officials release the two women. The Church denies holding the women against their will.” – Car Bomb Kills 21 at Egyptian ChurchThe New York Times

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