Police in Nairobi are holding for illegal aliens’ two Eqyptian nationals and one Ethiopian citizen during a sting operation in Nairobi’s Komarock area.
They were seized in a residential house where they were when the police were alerted. Zayad Himid Abdul aged 29 years and Ahmed Shaban Habil aged 24 years while Mohammed Abdirizack is of Ethiopian origin.
According to police preliminary findings, the fourth suspect, Abdirizack Mohammed Khalif aged 24 years was in possession of a Kenyan identity card but he could not tell from which county he is from.
“They are under police custody pending verification of the documentation they have.” A senior police officer intimated. The 7pm Sunday operation was conducted by police officers attached to Kayole Police Station.
In October last year, police seized 35 illegal immigrants all from Ethiopian nationality during a raid at their hideout in Ruai within Nairobi. The illegal aliens were hiding in a rental house and are believed to have been there for less than two weeks.
Kenya has become a major transit point for human trafficking and a hideout for illegal aliens. Cases of foreign nationals being in possession of fake documents or gaining entry into the country is on the rise amid emerging threats of terrorism and other transnational crimes like drug and human trafficking.
In 2013, Kenyan government stepped up fight against drugs and illegal aliens with mass deportation of more than 50 foreigners over the offense.
Among them are 11 Nigerians including kingpin Anthony Chinedu whose deportation has led to the detention of 12 Kenyan security officials in Lagos for 12 days before being released.