Arrest Nigerians flouting Laws in Kenya – FG

by on October 27, 2016

The Federal Govern­ment has backed the Kenya Govern­ment on the arrest of twen­ty six Nigerians in Kenya on 22nd October 2016 for flouting visa laws and for not being in possession of valid documents for their stay in that country.

According to a state­ment by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed by the Acting Spokesperson, Jane Bassey Adams, the immigration authority of Kenya acted in accord­ance with their domestic laws regarding the appre­hension, arrest and sub­sequent removal of illegal immigrants by cracking down on foreigners whose visas had elapsed but who had to remain in Kenya il­legally.

The ministry said some of them has also been in­dicted for criminal activi­ties, including advance fee fraud also known as “419”.
It also said it would not support any Nigeria who breaks the law of his or her host country.

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“The Ministry of For­eign Affairs wishes to state that the government of Ni­geria does not support, encourage or condone any form of illegal migration and condemns all acts of criminality in its entirety.”

“The Ministry of For­eign Affairs wishes to in­form the members of the public that the Nigeria High Commission in Nai­robi has since sprang into action to ascertain the cir­cumstances of the arrest,” it stated.

It called on Nigerians living abroad to abide by the laws of the country of their residence.
“Accordingly, Nigerian immigrants are encour­aged to be law-abiding and desist from any ac­tion capable of tarnishing the image of our country or bring the country into disrepute.”

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