NABBED

Seven illegal immigrants arrested in Athi River

They were destined to Nairobi city before their arrest.

In Summary

•The suspects who are all men were nabbed on Sunday at Kasuitu slum in Athi River North sub-location within Athi River sub county.

•An independent source divulged to the Star that the immigrants were spotted in the bushes by members of the public who alerted police officers.

Seven illegal immigrants of Ethiopian origin after they were arrested at Kasuitu in Athi River, Machakos County on Sunday, January 9, 2022.
Seven illegal immigrants of Ethiopian origin after they were arrested at Kasuitu in Athi River, Machakos County on Sunday, January 9, 2022.
Image: GEORGE OWITI

Seven illegal immigrants of Ethiopian origin have been arrested in Athi River, Machakos county.

The suspects who are all men were nabbed on Sunday at Kasuitu slum in Athi River North sub-location within Athi River sub county.

According to police, the seven who being held at Athi River police station after they were arrested in the slum bushes at 4.30 pm

A senior police officer confirmed the arrests.

"Yes, the seven were arrested and detained at the station," the officer told the Star on phone.

An independent source divulged to the Star that the immigrants were spotted in the bushes by members of the public who alerted police officers.

"We alerted a local provincial administrator who in turn alerted officers attached to Athi River police station. The officers responded in time and found that we had already restricted their movements. They were all picked by the officers and ferried to the station," a resident told the Star.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects were dropped in Athi River by a lorry whose details were not revealed before they walked into the bushes.

They were destined to Nairobi city before their arrest.

"They had only cloths on their body, nothing else. The time at which they were dropped in the area isn't known, but they were arrested at 4.30pm."

Police have launched investigations to find out where the seven had come from, and their mission in the country.

 

Edited by B. Oruta