In Summary
  • The three pleaded guilty to being in the country illegally and sought repatriation orders.
  • The court directed that the three pay a Sh50,000 fine or serve six months imprisonment for the first count.
  • More than 120 foreigners have been arrested along the Isiolo-Moyale highway in the past four months.

Three Ethiopian nationals arrested in Samburu County for being in Kenya illegally and being in possession of fake passports have been jailed for six months.

Mamush Lagiso, Abreham Olbamo and Getahun Teketel, all Ethiopians, were arrested on November 3 in Wamba along the Isiolo-Moyale highway aboard a bus heading towards Nairobi.

Appearing before Isiolo Principal Magistrate Evanson Ngigi on Thursday, the foreigners pleaded guilty to being in the country illegally and sought repatriation orders.

FORGED

The three were also charged with being in possession of Ethiopian passports whose endorsement was forged for purposes of gaining entry into the country, which they denied.

The passports had serial numbers EP5038017, EP5462686 and EP5493622.

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