Following the discovery of Pakistani nationals in Kenya, the gov’t ordered a crackdown on illegal immigration.
Due to the danger presented by the COVID-19 epidemic, the government has ordered an urgent crackdown on foreigners who are in the country illegally.
Interior Principal Secretary Dr. Karanja Kibicho said the operation would be carried out by the Department of Immigration and the National Police Service in a statement released on Wednesday.
Following the discovery of a large number of Pakistani nationals on estates in Athi River and Nairobi, the order was issued.
The bulk of Asian nationals observed in the country, according to PS Kibicho, are from Pakistan and have valid Transit Visas to Saudi Arabia that are granted on arrival.
“In the past four (4) months, Kenya has seen a significant increase in the number of international travelers passing through our international airports. The Kenyan government, on the other hand, is concerned about the danger of the Covid-19 epidemic spreading as a result of the number of international travelers passing through the country,” according to the statement.
As long as the crackdown continues, he said, the government would limit the number of foreigners passing through Kenya.
“Going forward, the government would limit the number of foreigners travelling through Kenya to levels that do not endanger Kenya’s national interests,” he said.
Pakistani nationals have been recorded coming in the country and staying in hotels or AirBnBs across the city.