NAIROBI, Sept. 15 — Kenyan police said Friday they are interrogating 71 people who were arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport (JKIA) in Nairobi while trying to travel to Oman using illegal documents.
Director of immigration Alexander Muteshi said among those arrested were 59 Ugandan nationals, seven Burundians and five Tanzanians.
Muteshi said detectives discovered the immigrants who crossed into Kenya from Uganda had fake entry stamps on their passports and are now set for deportation to their countries of origin.
“The illegal immigrants were arrested while on transit to Oman. They are being detained at Nyayo house awaiting deportation,” he said.
The suspects, most of whom are women, were intercepted at JKIA while trying to board a plane to Oman.
Mateshi said investigating agencies are also following crucial leads to establish travel agencies involved in the syndicate, considering all of those apprehended were headed for the same country.