Illegal immigrants netted in swoop await deportation

Kenyan paramilitary officers (L) perform a search on a vehicle at the entrance to the Kasarani football stadium in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on April 8, 2014, where people of mainly Somali ethinicity rounded up during a police swoop in the city's Somali district of Eastleigh are being held. Some 225 foreigners arrested in the ongoing security operation in Nairobi are to be deported as part of the crackdown on terrorism. AFP PHOTO/ TONY KARUMBA

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  • Mr Munyi and Ms Gateria Mboroki, the spokesperson for the National Police Service, said the security operation had been intensified countrywide.
  • The officials defended the way the operation was carried out, saying it was humane and in accordance with the law and respect for human rights. They also denied claims of mistreatment of the suspects.
  • Meanwhile, President Kenyatta Wednesday maintained that the security crackdown was not targeted at any community.

Some 225 foreigners arrested in the ongoing security operation in Nairobi are to be deported as part of the crackdown on terrorism.

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