Police have arrested 29 Ethiopian nationals after they were found being transported in a lorry in Ruaraka area, Nairobi. They were to get shelter in the area before leaving for South Africa where they say they would get better jobs when police arrested them on Wednesday night.
The driver of the lorry was also arrested in the operation. It is not clear when they left the Moyale border and how they managed to evade many roadblocks on the way. Police say an investigation has been launched to establish the movement of the aliens.
Police say they had been tipped off about the movement of the suspects in custody. “They are under interrogation to know more about their movements. They don’t have documents to warrant their being here,” said Kasarani police boss Robinson Mboloi. The incident is the latest in a series to be busted by police. Last week, interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i accused some security agents of being complicit to crime in the country and cited human trafficking. “When aliens are trafficked from Moyale to Namanga with roadblocks, how can we explain this?” he posed. “We must adopt tough and ruthless means of dealing with this, including letting go the rogue officers compromising with the calling.” […] CONTINUE READING