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Court fines Nigerians Sh 1.1 millio for illegal presence

Eleven  Nigerians have been fined a total of Sh.1.1million or in default serve three months imprisonment after they pleaded guilty to being in the country illegally.

The  Kiambu Senior Resident magistrate (SRM), Brian Khaemba fined each of them Sh.100,000 and ordered that they be repatriated back to their country of origin immediately they pay the fine or conclude their jail terms.

Obodo Chibuzu, Uruh Paul,Uruh Peter, Ugonna Modestus, Idika Victor, Ugnu Obiseke, Henry Friday, Justus Eze, Ani Chukwemeke, Ogbu Sunday and Ani Michael had earlier been arraigned under a miscellaneous application in which police sought five days prior to charging them.

Upon  completing their investigations, they were charged that on 26th April, 2019 at Rosslyn apartment, within Ruaka in  Kiambu county, being Nigerians Nationals they were found illegally present in Kenya in that they did not have valid travel documents contrary to section 53 (1) (j) of the Kenya citizenship and immigration ACT No.12 of 2011.

They  were not able to pay the fines and were whisked to Kiambu Prison to start serving their sentences.

The  same  Court  heard  that  a suspect whom the court had allowed  police to detain at  Muthaiga police station in connection  with suspected theft of 14.5 million shillings from Barclays  Bank has jointly been charged with others at at  Milimani  Court.

The court had granted police two days to complete investigations on Daniel Orero Okindo who had had allegedly been captured in a  CCTV footage at the crime scene with other persons.

According to the investigating officer, Harrison  Kasera, the suspect was being investigated for stealing, electronic fraud and conspiracy to commit a felony. The file was closed Thursday.

By  Lydia  Shiloya

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