In Summary

  • The four were arrested at Nyayo House presint
  • They are suspected to be behind the in immigration department
  • Arrest comes following a public outcry on delayed passport issues

Detectives have arrested four people from Immigration Service department in Nyayo House.

The four are suspected to be part of cartels defrauding Kenyans seeking passports as the crackdown on corrupt officials at Kenya’s immigration department steps up.

Ghetto Radio has learnt that the four were picked up by officers from DCI and booked at Central Police Station on Friday, last week.

The four were arrested on claims of soliciting bribes and defrauding Kenyans seeking immigration services.

The suspects Ahmed Ibrahim Sheikh, Hassan Mohamed Hosman Josphat Khamandi Manyonyi and Howard Tsimbagi alias Button.

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They will be charged with the offence of preparing to commit a felony and conspiracy to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

The suspects’ phones were also confiscated and submitted for further analysis to support further investigations.

The arrests followed complaints from Kenyans who were forced to put their travels on hold after the department took too long to process passports which has been blamed on corruption, faulty printing machines, and a shortage of booklets.

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