Twelve Somalis arrested in Garissa for lack of valid documents

Kenyan police on Saturday arrested 12 people from neighboring Somalia without valid identification documents along the common border.

At least twelve people from Somalia have been arrested in Garissa town after they failed to produce valid travel documents.

Speaker to the media, Garissa divisional police commander Joseph Muriuki said the suspects were traveling in a government owned vehicle.

He confirmed the police also confiscated the vehicle and investigations have been launching to establish information on who was behind the immigration racket.

Muriuki said the suspects were arrested at the Garissa-Tana Bridge by police officers who demanded to see valid work permits.

“The aliens on board aged between 15 and 35 were all men and we were also seeking to know who else could have aided their movement to Garissa and beyond,” Muriuki told journalists in Garissa.

He said preliminary investigations by the police have since established that the aliens who were coming from Mogadishu were on their way to Nairobi.

The police commander said the driver and the aliens will be arraigned in court on Monday.

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