Two Congolese nationals charged with being in Kenya illegally

Two Congolese men have pleaded guilty before a Kericho court for being in the country illegally.

Batumike Karumbu and Biamungu Butembe appeared on Friday before Kericho Senior Resident Magistrate (SRM), Solomon Ngetich and charged that on 30 August 2018 at about 12.35pm while in Kericho town, they were found to be unlawfully present in the country.

The prosecution told the court that police officers on patrol in Kericho town on the material day arrested the accused persons after they failed to avail identification documents only stating that they were from Congo in search of work.

They were escorted to Kericho police station where they were charged with the offense.

The court ruled that the Karumbu and Butembe each pay a fine of Sh 10,000 or in default to serve a jail term of three months.

Ngetich directed that the accused persons on completion of their sentences, they be repatriated back to their home country.

The Magistrate further ordered the officer in charge of prisons to liaise with the OCS Kericho police station who will coordinate with the immigration department to ensure that the accused persons are removed from Kenya.

Source: Kenya News Agency