A Nigerian who was deported from Kenya twice for drug trafficking has been arrested in Nairobi again.
Emmanuel Peter Inobemhe was arrested in Obama estate in Eastlands on Wednesday by police after a tip off.
He has since been handed over to Anti-Terror Police Unit for interrogation following claims he had been in touch with elements on the police radar over terrorism activities.
Kayole police boss Ali Nuno said he had realized Inobemhe had been deported twice from Kenya over drug issues and wondered how he managed to sneak back.
“He says he used Namanga border on both occasions and that is what we want to know how and why. He had been deported in June 2013 before he sneaked back four months later,” said Nuno.
Nuno said Inobemhe was again deported in November 2013 after he was charged in court with drug trafficking and possession. It is not clear when he sneaked back again for the second time.
In September 2013, four months after his first deportation, Inobemhe was arrested in Nairobi’s Donholm alongside Virginia Wakini Wangeci for allegedly possessing 425 sachets of heroin with a market value of Sh85,000.
Inobemhe was among a host of foreigners and specifically Nigerians who were deported from Kenya including Antony Chinedu over narcotics trafficking.
The arrest came amid reports that a number of deportees had sneaked back into the country.
An immigration official, Mr Edward Kabiu Njau was in September 2013 charged with allowing back prohibited immigrant Anaeke Chimenze, who was among the deportees.
The Nigerians were deported on June 3, 2013, which sparked a diplomatic row between Kenya and Nigeria.
Others deported then included John Peter Osinomuno, Christopher Nawengu Uche, Adebayi Oluwatosin and Toure Abubakar, Guinean Kamara Koman and Japanese national Ono Kazuo Ben. Nigerians Friday Maduekwe, Emanuel Onunorah, Ogba Ajbeze, Temi Ekundayo and John Ozigibo, and Eritrean national Zemuref Zaru, who holds a Canadian passport, were also deported.
This was after President Uhuru Kenyatta said he would not tolerate anyone who ruins the lives of Kenyan youth by selling them drugs, alcohol and other prohibited substances.
“We are resolved to deal with these merchants of destruction,” he said.
He added that the Government is committed to protecting the youth from injurious influences and lifestyles that compromise their health and future.