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3,000 foreigners deported over corruption

Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Internal Security and Coordination of National Fred Matiang’i with Principal Secretary State Department of Immigration, Border Control & Registration of Persons Maj. Gen (Rtd) Gordon Kihalangwa inside Nyayo house where they had gone to review progress made in the verification and registration of work permits on 3rd.July.2018/EZEKIEL AMING’A

About 3,000 foreigners have been deported since May last year, in one of the boldest crackdowns aimed at streamlining the corruption-prone process of issuing work and staying permits in the country.

Detectives from DCI’s office and immigration officers involved in the crackdown exercise since mid last year said so far the government has deported the illegal immigrants after investigation exposed the dirty tricks they used to gain entry into the country.

They said that also investigation had reveal that some senior immigration officers had pocket money to dish out work permits to undeserving foreigners.

It is also said that some cases have been forwarded to the office of Interior and Coordination of National Government Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i who has since promised to crack the whip on civil servants who abetted the vice.

Already, a number of civil servants have been shown the door after they were implicated in the scam.