Tuesday, October 28, 2014

At least 18 Ethiopian heading to Nairobi arrested and charged in Waji

The Ethiopians at Wajir law courts facing charges of being in the country unlawfully
More than eighteen Ethiopian aliens were over the weekend arrested in Wajir county for being in the county unlawfully.

The aliens on Tuesday pleaded guilty to the charges before Wajir resident magistrate Bildad Rogoncho. They were each sentenced to two years' in prison with the option of a fine of Sh100,000 each. Rogoncho also ordered their repatriation after they serve their sentences.

In his judgment, Rogoncho noted that in the wake of the Ebola threat it was important for countries to monitor their border activities as a safety precaution.

“For failure of the accused persons to maintain relevant documents before travelling to Kenya, this court will not shy away from sending a strong message to others who may want to follow suit,” he said.


The Ethiopians were arrested by Kenyan security officers at the Qarse Kroftu area while travelling to Nairobi from Moyale.

They told the court they sneaked into the country after they were promised well-paying jobs in Nairobi by some people in Moyale town, who were not before the court.

They said the people ferrying them to the capital fled after they were arrested by officers from Giriftu Police station.

Wajir GK prison currently has an estimated 200 Ethiopian aliens. They were all sentenced for being in the country unlawfully after being arrested within the county in the last two years while travelling to Nairobi through Moyale.

 http://www.the-star.co.ke
More than eighteen Ethiopian aliens were over the weekend arrested in Wajir county for being in the county unlawfully.
The aliens on Tuesday pleaded guilty to the charges before Wajir resident magistrate Bildad Rogoncho. They were each sentenced to two years' in prison with the option of a fine of Sh100,000 each. Rogoncho also ordered their repatriation after they serve their sentences.
In his judgment, Rogoncho noted that in the wake of the Ebola threat it was important for countries to monitor their border activities as a safety precaution.
“For failure of the accused persons to maintain relevant documents before travelling to Kenya, this court will not shy away from sending a strong message to others who may want to follow suit,” he said.
The Ethiopians were arrested by Kenyan security officers at the Qarse Kroftu area while travelling to Nairobi from Moyale.
They told the court they sneaked into the country after they were promised well-paying jobs in Nairobi by some people in Moyale town, who were not before the court.
They said the people ferrying them to the capital fled after they were arrested by officers from Giriftu Police station.
Wajir GK prison currently has an estimated 200 Ethiopian aliens. They were all sentenced for being in the country unlawfully after being arrested within the county in the last two years while travelling to Nairobi through Moyale.
- See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-190653/least-18-ethiopian-aliens-heading-nairobi-arrested-and-charged-wajir#sthash.eWsSaKbQ.dpuf
More than eighteen Ethiopian aliens were over the weekend arrested in Wajir county for being in the county unlawfully.
The aliens on Tuesday pleaded guilty to the charges before Wajir resident magistrate Bildad Rogoncho. They were each sentenced to two years' in prison with the option of a fine of Sh100,000 each. Rogoncho also ordered their repatriation after they serve their sentences.
In his judgment, Rogoncho noted that in the wake of the Ebola threat it was important for countries to monitor their border activities as a safety precaution.
“For failure of the accused persons to maintain relevant documents before travelling to Kenya, this court will not shy away from sending a strong message to others who may want to follow suit,” he said.
The Ethiopians were arrested by Kenyan security officers at the Qarse Kroftu area while travelling to Nairobi from Moyale.
They told the court they sneaked into the country after they were promised well-paying jobs in Nairobi by some people in Moyale town, who were not before the court.
They said the people ferrying them to the capital fled after they were arrested by officers from Giriftu Police station.
Wajir GK prison currently has an estimated 200 Ethiopian aliens. They were all sentenced for being in the country unlawfully after being arrested within the county in the last two years while travelling to Nairobi through Moyale.
- See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-190653/least-18-ethiopian-aliens-heading-nairobi-arrested-and-charged-wajir#sthash.eWsSaKbQ.dpuf
More than eighteen Ethiopian aliens were over the weekend arrested in Wajir county for being in the county unlawfully.
The aliens on Tuesday pleaded guilty to the charges before Wajir resident magistrate Bildad Rogoncho. They were each sentenced to two years' in prison with the option of a fine of Sh100,000 each. Rogoncho also ordered their repatriation after they serve their sentences.
In his judgment, Rogoncho noted that in the wake of the Ebola threat it was important for countries to monitor their border activities as a safety precaution.
“For failure of the accused persons to maintain relevant documents before travelling to Kenya, this court will not shy away from sending a strong message to others who may want to follow suit,” he said.
The Ethiopians were arrested by Kenyan security officers at the Qarse Kroftu area while travelling to Nairobi from Moyale.
They told the court they sneaked into the country after they were promised well-paying jobs in Nairobi by some people in Moyale town, who were not before the court.
They said the people ferrying them to the capital fled after they were arrested by officers from Giriftu Police station.
Wajir GK prison currently has an estimated 200 Ethiopian aliens. They were all sentenced for being in the country unlawfully after being arrested within the county in the last two years while travelling to Nairobi through Moyale.
- See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-190653/least-18-ethiopian-aliens-heading-nairobi-arrested-and-charged-wajir#sthash.eWsSaKbQ.dpuf
More than eighteen Ethiopian aliens were over the weekend arrested in Wajir county for being in the county unlawfully.
The aliens on Tuesday pleaded guilty to the charges before Wajir resident magistrate Bildad Rogoncho. They were each sentenced to two years' in prison with the option of a fine of Sh100,000 each. Rogoncho also ordered their repatriation after they serve their sentences.
In his judgment, Rogoncho noted that in the wake of the Ebola threat it was important for countries to monitor their border activities as a safety precaution.
“For failure of the accused persons to maintain relevant documents before travelling to Kenya, this court will not shy away from sending a strong message to others who may want to follow suit,” he said.
The Ethiopians were arrested by Kenyan security officers at the Qarse Kroftu area while travelling to Nairobi from Moyale.
They told the court they sneaked into the country after they were promised well-paying jobs in Nairobi by some people in Moyale town, who were not before the court.
They said the people ferrying them to the capital fled after they were arrested by officers from Giriftu Police station.
Wajir GK prison currently has an estimated 200 Ethiopian aliens. They were all sentenced for being in the country unlawfully after being arrested within the county in the last two years while travelling to Nairobi through Moyale.
- See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-190653/least-18-ethiopian-aliens-heading-nairobi-arrested-and-charged-wajir#sthash.eWsSaKbQ.dpuf