Kenya and South Sudan reach an agreement to have detained nationals freed

Kenya and South Sudan reach an agreement to have detained nationals freed

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.

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