National Bureau employee in court for aiding illegal immigrants

By Grace Maina

A former National Registration Bureau employee has been charged at the Milimani Commercial Courts with document fraud, abuse of office and facilitating terrorism.

This follows increased reports of terror suspects accessing Kenyan documents fraudulently.

Linet Omare Nyaboke was arrested in Eastleigh Nairobi late last month in an operation that also led to the arrest of 16 other suspects 13 who were Somali refugees.

She was charged with 9 counts of forgery and fraud. She was however released on 100,000 shillings cash bail.

She had been accused of forging different documents, purporting them to be official refugee registration form for different people for different nationalities. Other charges include forging stamps and converting certain documents with intent to defraud.

Omare was arrested in Eastleigh, Nairobi on the 27th of November 2016 during an operation that arrested 16 other suspects, 13 who were Somali refugees.

A search revealed government documents, alien cards, money, passport photos and biographic details of aliens who had sought her services.

Linet who was in court with her baby denied the charges.

The aliens will be arraigned in court soon as they await deportation.

Principle Magistrate Joyce Gandani while issuing the bond directed that the suspect should not access the premises of her employment unless with written express permission by her employer.

She has also been barred from interfering interfere with records within her office and she is report to the ATPU unit once a week.

Security agencies have  also launched an operation to crack down government officers engaging in corruption hence undermining security in the country.

The operation also led to the arrest of other Nairobi staff members in Dadaab who will also be presented in court.

The agencies are cracking down on those engaging in vices such as corruption and matters that endanger Kenyans such as terrorism.

The hearing is set for 19th of January next year.




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