Nairobi

82 Somali nationals deported in ongoing crackdown on illegal immigrants

By Cyrus Ombati

Nairobi, Kenya: The Kenyan government has deported 82 Somali nationals to Mogadishu, in an ongoing operation on illegal immigrants.  472 suspects are still in custody.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku said all due process was followed adding that Somalia Ambassador to Kenya accompanied them to their home country Wednesday morning.

Lenku further said Somalia supports the deportation. 101 suspects are being held at Kasarani and police boss David Kimaiyo has gazetted Kasarani as a police station to enhance the operation. Several refugees have also been repatriated back to their camps.

It is reported that most of them do not have documents and cannot communicate both in English and Kiswahili.

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