NAIROBI– A total 71 illegal immigrants have been apprehended at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport while trying to travel to Oman using illegal document.
Director of immigration Alexander Muteshi said detectives discovered that the immigrants who crossed to Kenya from Uganda had fake entry stamps on their passport and are now set for deportation to their countries of origin.
The illegal immigrants most of whom are women were intercepted at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport while trying to board a plane to Oman. Investigating agencies are also following crucial leads to establish travel agencies involved in the syndicate considering all of those apprehended were headed to the same country.
According to Muteshi, the government is now in communication with their respective embassies to facilitate smooth deportations.
Among those apprehended are 59 Uganda nationals, 7 Burundians and 5 Tanzanians.
The latest development comes amid heightened crackdowns on illegal immigrants in the country.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK