26 Nigeiran Immigrants Arrested For Illegal Stay In Kenya

Minister For Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama
The government of Kenya has arrested 26 Nigerians for
allegedly staying in the country without valid documents and involving in
fraudulent activities.

According to a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, some of detained persons have been
indicted for criminal activities, including advance fee fraud.
“It (Nigerian High Commission in Nairobi) has found
that the Immigration Authority of Kenya acted in accordance with their domestic
laws regarding the arrest and subsequent removal of illegal immigrants by
cracking down on foreigners whose visas had lapsed, but who had continued to
remain in Kenya illegally,” the statement, signed by the ministry’s
spokesman, Jane Adams, said.
The ministry condemned any act of illegal migration by
Nigerians, noting that the Federal Government will not condone any criminal
It urged Nigerian immigrants to obey the laws of the land
they reside in and desist from any action capable of tarnishing the country’s

The ministry, however, said it will continue to ensure that
Nigerians are treated with dignity and respect in any country they live in.


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