Over 70 Ethiopian aliens arrested in Nairobi

By Cyrus Ombati

Nairobi, Kenya: Over 70 Ethiopians were Monday night arrested in a police operation in Nairobi’s Mlango Kubwa area.

The 71 men and women told police they were headed for South Africa in search of employment.

Starehe OCPD Barasa Wabomba said they also arrested a man who was hosting the aliens.

Police said they arrested 58 of them earlier on Monday and 13 in the night.

The suspects were in a house when police stormed and it has been difficult for police to handle them because they neither speak English nor Swahili.

It is not the first time that such suspects on transit are arrested.

Tens of Ethiopians are annually arrested in Kenya while on transit.

It is not clear how they manage to navigate through various police roadblocks.