Kenyans have reacted to an incident where Immigration officers arrested five nationals in Lavington with gadgets said to be a threat to national security.
They say they Five should not be deported but prosecuted in Kenya and jailed.
They argue that their taxes have been occasionally been used to deport Chinese nationals caught with criminal acts in Kenya.
5 Chinese nationals arrested in Lavington with a number of items recovered that are believed to be a threat to our National Security. More info coming up shortly. #AskImmigrationKE cc. @InteriorKE @FredMatiangi @GKihalangwa pic.twitter.com/92DKM4uVIE
— Immigration Kenya. (@ImmigrationDept) October 5, 2018
Can we have them arrested in Kenya instead of deporting them!!!!
— edd°e (@eddieshapr) October 5, 2018
Kindly don’t use my taxes to deported them… Jail them and later on exchange with Kenyans in China Republic jails…
— EDWIN KARINGA (@edwinwakaringa) October 5, 2018
Few years back Kenyan police arrested 77 Chinese nationals on suspicion of running a cybercrime centre from homes in an upmarket area of the capital, Nairobi.
Officers believe the gang had been preparing to hack the country’s communication systems.
This is not the first time the Chinese have gotten into trouble with the Immigration office in Kenya. Well at least last time for a ‘not so shameful’ reason.
No judgement passed but clearly Kenyans have in many instances expressed their concern saying that the Chinese could be slowly taking over our country.
A few months ago, there were allegations that the Chinese working at SGR were practicing racial discrimination. Although these allegations were rubbished and denied we never got to the bottom of the matter.
On September 9, 2018, 15 Chinese were arrested by Immigration officers in South C estate brothel, it’s believed they have been engaging in Prostitution. They were processed for deportation.
A Chinese national and a Kenyan were on Tuesday September 18, 2018 again ordered to execute a Sh1 million bond and surety of the same amount for engaging in illegal tea processing at a construction site in Kiawara, Kieni in Nyeri County.
He Zhifhang and Mary Wanjiku were facing charges of processing tea leaves without permission from the Kenya Tea Board and failing to produce a single business permit as per the requirement by the County Government of Nyeri to operate such a business.
This came shortly after another Chinese national was again arrested in Ruiru after being captured on camera abusing Kenyans and President Uhuru Kenyatta terming them as monkeys. He was deported.