KENYA DEPORTS 30 SUSPECTED DRUG TRAFFICKERS POSING AS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

NAIROBI, Kenya has deported 30 suspected drug traffickers posing as international students and who had enrolled at various universities in the country, says the acting Interior Cabinet Secretary (Minister), Dr. Fred Matiang’i.

Noting that institutions of higher learning in the country were increasingly being used by drug trafficking cartels, he added that the government had taken its fight against narcotics a notch higher by increasing surveillance on institutions of higher learning where the illegal narcotics trade was thriving.

Dr Matiang’i noted that the fight against drug abuse in Kenya could be won by prioritizing health, human rights and safety as enshrined in three international drugs conventions which Kenya is a signatory to.

The Cabinet Secretary further urged nations to unite in formulating water-tight security measures to end narcotics trade which is affecting development in Africa.

Dr. Matiang’I was addressing the Inter-Regional Conference on Addressing and Countering Drug Problems in Kimabu county.

Experts from United States, Cape Verde, Colombia, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Egypt, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Mozambique and South Africa as well as Kenya are attending the forum.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK