Police in Kenya have arrested 91 people believed to be Ethiopian nationals suspected to be in the country illegally, during a crackdown in Kitengela, Kajiado.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), ‘they were arrested at a house within Milimani area” on Sunday evening.
“91, (of whom 44 are juveniles) were ferried to the location onboard a trailer and were being held temporarily as the smugglers sought means to sneak them to another country,” the DCI stated on its twitter account.
On Twitter, the DCI said they are believed to have been smuggled into the country onboard a lorry and were being held in the house temporarily as the smugglers sought means to sneak them to another country.
Police say their smuggler is still missing and attempts to arrest him are ongoing.
Undocumented Ethiopians are routinely arrested in Kenya every year after arriving to look for jobs or in transit to other countries like Tanzania and South Africa.
In October, police arrested 14 Ethiopian nationals, four adults and 10 children, suspected to be in Kenya illegally.