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Over 4,000 suspects arrested in Eastleigh crackdown

Nearly 4,000 suspects have so far been arrested in Nairobi in the last one week. 

Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo on Monday said that about 3,000 had been released after being interrogated while another 200 had been arraigned in court for various offences.

At least 80 of them have been charged with being in the country illegally.

Records indicate that some were found with documents that had expired. About 60 others were found to have sneaked out of refugee camps and are still detained at the police stations.

Forged documents

Others were charged with being in possession of forged identification documents and a team of detectives is now focusing on the cartel said to be behind the forgery. 

The police boss on Monday said that none of the suspects had been repatriated until the necessary procedures are followed. 

Mr Kimaiyo has also urged Kenyans in possession of illegal firearms to take advantage of the two weeks amnesty given by the president.

“Illegal firearms must be surrendered. We shall embark on forceful disarmament at the expiry of the period,” he warned.