BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,1ST SEPT,2018-It is sweet freedom for South Sudanese Nationals who had been detained for lack of proper documentation after an agreement between Kenya and Sudan that will see them now released.
A statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry stated that together with the Interior Ministry, they agreed with the Sudan Embassy on a solution that will ensure their release.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Department for Interior have agreed with the Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan on a solution to cause the expeditious release from Police Custody of all identified South Sudan nationals who were found without proper documentation,” a statement from the Ministry said.
This come as the government continues with a crackdown on illegal immigrants across the country.The operation has been ongoing for over a month now.
Week ago the government set up a hotline mobile telephone number for members of the public to report suspicious foreigners.
Kenyans have been asked to call 0745-660-151 by the Department of Immigration Services in a crackdown ordered by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi.
The government is targeting those who had failed to register afresh during a 60-day initiative that lapsed late last month. The process of deporting more than 30 foreigners nabbed during the exercise is currently ongoing.