Kenya has arrested and detained 26 Nigerians for allegedly flouting visa laws and for not having valid documents for their stay in the East African country.
Some of the Nigerians, who were apprehended last Saturday, were said to have been indicted for criminal activities, including advance fee fraud, a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday in Abuja said.
The statement, by the acting spokesperson, Jane Adams, assured Nigerians that the Nigerian High Commission in Nairobi, had sprung into action by ascertaining the circumstances of the arrest. It noted that the Kenyan authorities acted in accordance with their domestic laws in respect of the arrest.
“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 said. Read more