Matiang’i: Kenya has no place for illegal immigrants

Written By: Samson Kitavi

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Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i maintains that the ongoing exercise to flush out illegal and undocumented workers will continue until the country is free of illegal immigrants.

Matiangi however says the exercise will be carried out within the confines of the law.

For last three months, the government has been undertaking a crackdown on illegal immigrants and undocumented foreigners, deporting those found culpable.

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CS Matiang’i has defended the crackdowns saying they are being conducted in accordance with international standards.

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He has attributed the increase of drug and human trafficking to illegal immigrants saying the exercise will continue until the country is free and safe.

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Speaking when he met top security officers at the Kenya school of government, the interior cabinet secretary announced that the government will begin imposing instant fines in the next thirty days following a high court ruling on the legality of the minor traffic offences rules.

The event also saw the launch of the police Service Standing Orders mobile application.

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The apparatus will enable serving police officers access policy guidelines through their mobile phones.

Meanwhile, Kenya police service commission chairperson Johnstone Kavuludi has dismissed as unfounded reports of meddling by the executive.

Kavuludi’s term in the commission ends next month after serving for six years.



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