Four Ethiopian nationals on Tuesday appeared in a Chuka court and charged with being in Kenya illegally.
The four, all men were arrested on Monday at a traffic police roadblock at Mitheru on the in Tharaka Nithi County and detained at the nearby Marima Police Station.
The vehicle they were riding in, a Probox was also detained.
When they were brought before Resident Magistrate
(RM), John Njoroge, Devano Fikre, Dababa Wajako, Maelefro Tagesse and Emmanuel Abola could neither communicate in English nor Kiswahili and there being no Amharic translator in the court, the RM directed that the case be heard on Friday.
However, their Kenyan driver Madi Alio was released on a Sh.200,000 bond or a Sh.500,000 cash bail.
The vehicle will also remain in police custody as part of the bond terms and the case will be mentioned on January 21 this year.
By Kenneth Marangu/Monica Nyaga