- The driver had earlier on June 21 at 11 pm been flagged down by police at Igembe while headed for Meru but defied the orders.
- This prompted a brief chase up to Ngundune market where he was intercepted.
A lorry driver was arrested after he was found smuggling nine Ethiopians to Meru.
The group originated Moyale border.
The driver had earlier on June 21 at 11 pm been flagged down by police at Igembe while headed for Meru but defied the orders.
This prompted a brief chase up to Ngundune market where he was intercepted.
Nine men from Ethiopia were found in the lorry and police say they did not have documents for their being in the country.
The driver told police he was asked to drop them in Meru at a fee from Moyale. From there, they would be picked up by another smuggler.
Police said they are looking for more suspects.
These are the latest such arrests to happen.
Dozens of Ethiopians are arrested in the country as they try to use this route to other places like Tanzania, the Middle East and South Africa.
Police and immigration officials have decried increased cases of Ethiopian aliens nabbed in the country while in transit.
Officials from the Transnational Organized Crime Unit are conducting joint operations to deal with the issue of human smuggling.
Tens of Ethiopians are annually arrested in Kenya while in transit and later deported. Most of those arrested come to Kenya to seek jobs or are in transit.
What is puzzling is how the immigrants manage to evade many police roadblocks mounted from the Moyale border where they use to Nairobi.
There are more than 20 roadblocks on the stretch, which raises the seriousness of the security agents taming the practice.