Sixteen aliens of Somali origin were arrested in Ruiru along Thika road after the bus they were travelling in was intercepted by police. The driver and conductor of Zafex bus company were ferrying the aliens from Hagadera refugee camp to Nairobi. The main suspects, the driver and conductor were found with with fake Kenyan Identification Cards, several Safaricom lines registered using fake names. Police investigations have revealed that safaricom lines, were used to send money to persons involved in terror activities. This incident brings to focus the phenomenon involving aliens infiltrating the country from neighboring Somalia. Cases of alien trafficking have increased in the country as funds from this criminal activity is used to facilitate terrorism in Somalia.The  aliens use their illegally acquired documents to open accounts, register for m-pesa, register sim cards, enroll in local learning institutions , travel abroad and apply for local jobs, thus posing a serious threat to the country’s national security. A multi-agency operation launched on all buses plying the DADAAB-GARISSA-NAIROBI route has established that some bus companies operating between Garissa and Nairobi have been engaging in alien trafficking.Garissa bus


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