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More than 3,000 foreigners with fake papers deported since mid-last year

The government has disclosed that more than 3,000 foreigners have been deported since May last year, in a crackdown aimed at streamlining the corruption-prone process of issuing work and staying permits in the country.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) office and immigration officers involved in the crackdown have said most of these illegal immigrants were deported after investigations exposed the dirty tricks they used to gain entry into the country.

The two agencies also revealed that some senior immigration officers had pocketed money to dish out work permits to undeserving foreigners.

CRACKDOWN

Some of these case have already been forwarded to the office of Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i who has since promised to crack the whip on civil servants who abet the vice.

Already, a number of civil servants have been shown the door after they were implicated in the scam.

FIRED

In addition to this, 28 immigration officers found guilty of irregular issuance of passports to foreigners have also been fired.

In August 2018, the Immigration Department deported 60 foreigners who were found living in Kenya on falsified passports and marriage certificates.

Some of the deported foreigners were reported to have married Kenyan women using their fake documents.