The government has fired 28 immigration officers and deported 60 foreigners who were in the country illegally, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has said.
The immigration officers were involved in corruption and issuance of passports without due diligence.
Matiang’i said some of the foreigners pretend that they are married to Kenyan girls yet they are trading in drugs.
“They have been pretending that they have papers and we are going to continue to deport more. These people are hiding in restaurants here in Kenya,” he said.
Speaking when he addressed regional security heads on Friday, Matiang’i said he has signed a covenant with Immigration boss Gordon Kihalangwa that they must deliver in their work and make Kenyans proud.
“Please when you meet this people arrest them immediately. Let them go! We must clean up our country off this nonsense,” he said.
“Let’s get this work done… with very serious focus… these people must go back to wherever they came from,” he said.