12 Aliens Busted in Eastleigh

Eastleigh Estate in Nairobi

Police patrolling Eastleigh area in Nairobi Monday arrested 12 illegal immigrants following a tip-off.

The officers intercepted a Probox vehicle at Eastleigh Jam Street area, near First Community Bank, and arrested the driver, 20-year-old Abubaka Abdi Isaack, as well as the 12 aliens of Somali origin.

They were all placed in custody awaiting an appearance before the court.

Eastleigh is a popular destination for undocumented immigrants especially those from Somalia and Ethiopia.

Usually fleeing from war in their home countries, the aliens come to the country either on transit to other countries, or to settle down.

In the same area, a 30-year-old man was arrested after allegedly attacking and seriously injuring one Omar Abdulahi Mohamed Sunday evening.

A Kenyan police officer cordoning a crime scene

According to police reports, the suspect, Ibrahim Mohamed Hassan Mahat, inflicted serious injuries on the victim, who was admitted to the Al-Amin Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Elsewhere, a 20-year-old man committed suicide by jumping off a building at Dandora Phase 2 area Monday morning.

A section of Nairobi’s Dandora settlement

George Mwangi Wanjiku, who threw himself off the fifth floor of a building, sustained serious head injuries and died on the spot.

His body was moved to City Mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

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