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Smugglers abandon dozens of Ethiopians in Kenyan bushes

Thursday May 9, 2024


Police in Kenya are holding 24 Ethiopians who had been abandoned in a bush in north-eastern Isiolo county, local media reported.

They are said to have sought help in a local police station in Merti area after their suspected smugglers left them on Sunday.

The unknown smugglers were reportedly avoiding roadblocks along the Isiolo- Nairobi highway.

The immigrants told police they were on transit to South Africa after crossing the Kenya-Ethiopia border.

The foreigners are in police custody waiting to be arraigned for being in the country illegally. Police said they were pursuing the smugglers.

Kenya is a common transit route for Ethiopian migrants attempting to enter South Africa.


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