Six Chinese nationals arrested in Imara Daima for being without work permits

Six Chinese nationals arrested in Imara Daima for being without work permits

Side by side images of the Chinese nationals. PHOTO|CITIZEN DIGITAL

  • The six suspects were apprehended by a joint unit of sleuths drawn from the NPS and Immigration Department who were acting on a tip-off.

Six foreigners have been arrested at Imara Daima area, Nairobi County for allegedly working in the country without legal permits.

The six Chinese nationals included four women; Tili Zhuang 25, Li Chang 23, Cong Tingting 25, B Hong 25 and two men; Cung Long, 30 and Xie Luang 27.

In a statement issued on Friday, the National Police Service said the six suspects were apprehended by a joint unit of sleuths drawn from the NPS and Immigration Department who were acting on a tip-off.

The six are behind bars and will be arraigned on Monday, January 17.

The statement says they will be charged with: "Engaging in trade without being authorized by a work permit contrary to section 53 (1) as read with section 53 (2) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act no. 12 of 2011."

The police service has issued a stern warning to employers in the country against employing illegal immigrants without the necessary documentation.

“We caution employers that it is illegal for any foreigner to work in Kenya without a valid work permit,” NPS stated.

latest stories