Some of the Chinese arrested by Immigration officers on Wednesday in Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESYSome of the Chinese arrested by Immigration officers on Wednesday in Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY
By HILARY KIMUYU

Police and immigration officers on Wednesday morning arrested 15 illegal immigrants from China in South C, Nairobi.

The 15, both male and female and among them underage girls, were found operating a brothel in the estate.

Police said they believed they have been engaging in prostitution and were being processed for deportation.

The latest arrests comes just weeks after a Chinese national was arrested and deported over a racist rant on Kenyans including President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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The Chinese embassy later released a statement saying the sentiments from Liu Jiaqi did not represent their views and that they always expect their nationals to follow the countries laws.

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Arrests and subsequent deportation of foreigners intensified in July after a directive from Interior CS Fred Matiang’i over illegal immigrants.

Chinese were arrested by Immigration officers

He ordered that those found without proper documents be deported.