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6 aliens rounded up in Thika seized as crackdown on illegal immigrants intensifies.

Police in Thika have arrested 6 suspected illegal immigrants in a rented house in Section 9 Estate after some tip off from the members of public.

The six, all Egyptian nationals, were rounded up in a in a two bed-roomed house and taken into custody at Thika Police Station to ascertain the validity of their passports and other documents found in their possession.

Confirming of their arrest, Thika OCPD Willy Simba identified the six as Ahmed Sayed (20yrs), Mohamed Radwan (25yrs),MaherGamal (26yrs), Mohammed Assar (23yrs), Mustafa Abdelhamid (30yrs) and Samir Sabry (24yrs).

He added that they were going to hold them custody as they waited for officials from the immigration office  to verify the authenticity of their documents.

The action comes on the heels of raids across the country targeting undocumented immigrant workers, barely two days after Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang'i announced that foreign workers without proper work permits should leave the country.

The CS also suspended application of foreigners work permits on arrival in Kenya.
“If you have a job, or you have applied for a job to come to Kenya and work in a regional branch of an international company, you apply for a work permit from where you are,” Interior CS Fred Matiang’i said.
On August 15, two Egyptians were jailed for seven months for hawking without work permits.
Ahmed Nasr and Muhamed Hassan were found with 11 cooking pots which they were hawking to residents of Nyeri town.

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