Kenyan police on Friday arrested 50
Ethiopians from two residential estates in Nairobi for being in
the country illegally.
police commander Alice Kimeli said the illegal immigrants were
holed up in separate residential homes in Huruma and Baba Dogo.
Kimeli said the
immigrants were expected to be trafficked to South Africa
through Tanzania. She said one suspect, believed to be a
ringleader, has been arrested in connection with human
“We are trying to
track down the key suspect in the human trafficking ring and
have arrested Omar Adan, who was harboring the immigrants
awaiting their transportation,” Kimeli said.
She said the
immigrants are currently being interrogated and would appear in
court next week once investigations are complete.
immigration officials said the number of Ethiopian illegals that
ended up in Kenyan police custody has tripled in the past few
Over 80 Ethiopians
arrested in southern Tanzania for illegal entry
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) --
At least 83 Ethiopian nationals were
arrested on Saturday by Tanzanian immigration officers for
illegal entry into the east African nation’s southern region of
Hope Kawawa, a
senior immigration official for Iringa region, said the arrest
of the 83 Ethiopians brought to 87 the total number of Ethiopian
illegals arrested in the region in the past week.
“The Ethiopians were
found in a truck traveling from Dar es Salaam to South Africa
through Malawi and Zambia,” Kawawa told a news conference in the
Iringa municipality, adding that four other Ethiopian nationals
were arrested in the region this week.
claimed that they were traveling to South Africa to seek green
pastures,” Kawawa added.
manhunt for Kenyan al-Shabaab commander, five others
NAIROBI, Feb. 23 (Xinhua)
-- Kenyan police on Friday launched a major manhunt for an al-Shabaab
commander and five other key terror suspects behind a series of
attacks in northeastern Kenya.
The police have
offered 20,000 U.S. dollars each for any information that could
lead to the arrest of the six suspected al-Shabaab militants
believed to be planning terror attacks in the east African
circulated a photo of a woman and five men, including Issack
Alio Mohammed, a Kenyan al-Shabaab commander and an improvised
explosive device (IED) expert.
suspects being sought by the police include Abdiwhab Osman,
Hareth Hillow, Kusow Yarrow and Mumina Erobe.
Alio, an al-Shabaab
operative who hails from Mandera County in northeast Kenya, is
believed to be behind a series of attacks along the Somalia
His main targets
have been security personnel and telecom cell towers in Kenya’s
northeast and coastal regions.
The police called on
the public to be vigilant and report the whereabouts of the
insecurity as bomb attacks using IEDs and grenades have become
more frequent in the northeastern and coastal regions since its
soldiers entered Somalia in 2011 to fight al-Shabaab and secure
the shared border.