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Ethiopian nationals’ case delayed as court awaits translator

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

Four Ethiopians and their driver in Chuka Law Court on Tuesday January 7, 2020 after being arrested on Monday on the Meru-Nairobi Highway. Photo by KNA.

(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

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