Nairobi News


Why Kenya has deported seven Nigerians

Kenya has exported seven Nigerians who are being accused of engaging in drug trafficking.

Nairobi News has established that part of the seven were also found in possession of fake passports.

Five of the seven were identified as Olayiwola Saheed Tunde, Nwosu Prince Chukwuebuka, Ajibade Adawale, Nwanonaku Alexander Odirachukwumma and Olayiwola Babatunde Akintomwa.

They were also accused of being scammers, living in Kenya illegally, being in possession of fake cash and engaging in drug trafficking.

“The Immigration Department has been aggressive in pursuing foreigners involved in criminal activities in the Country. In the past week, the Immigration Department has processed the deportation and removal of foreign nationals involved in drug trafficking and cyber-crime activities,” a statement by the immigration department read.

According to the statement, officials at Nyayo House said that some foreigners had become a nuisance to the public and law enforcement as some had even sneaked back into the country after being declared persona non grata and deported last year.

It further stated that some of the Nigerians who had been deported did not have valid immigration status in the country and some were even involved in credit card fraud.

In addition, it was noted that most of the West Africans who are involved in drug trafficking usually end up in Tanzania after being deported to their home countries from Kenya.

They then go ahead and coordinate drug shipments into Kenya through those that remain in the country.

In the recent past, there has been a worrying trend where Kenyan women are being nabbed in India as they try to sneak into the countries while in possession of drugs.

Police are worried that most women are being lured into the business and they don’t consider the risks involved.

For instance, on March 18, 2024, a man who was trafficking cannabis Sativa and pills (synthetic drugs likely to be ecstasy) was arrested in Ruaka, Kiambu County.

The suspect then took a plea on March 20, 2024, at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) law courts and was granted a Sh500,000 bond and a surety of the same amount.

His motor vehicle was seized as part of the exhibit.