Drug Traffickers Engage Police In Heated Pursuit

  • A group of 13 Ethiopian illegals was nabbed by police along Sagana-Karatina Road after attempting to flee from the police manning a roadblock on Thursday, January 2, 2019.

    According to a report by the Daily Nation, the group that had been stuffed into a seven-seater Toyota Prado, were intercepted along the Sagana road ferrying about 20kg of bhang. 

    Mwea police boss Stephen Wenda claimed the driver had sped off from the roadblock but was eventually caught up with by a police car that blocked its way. 

    In a dramatic twist upon being cornered, the driver is reported to have made an escape on foot leaving the foreigners in the vehicle at Makutano Junction. 

    File Image of a Kenyan Police Truck

    ''The Ethiopians between 14 and 24 years old were being transported to Nairobi from Ethiopia and right now they are being held at Sagana Police Station and will charged for being in the county illegally,'' Wenda said while confirming the incident.

    The 13 illegals who were on their way to Nairobi were transferred to the Sagana Police Station for questioning.

    The daring driver that got away is still reported to be at large and police have launched a manhunt for him.

    File Image of Police have arrested a woman who was carrying 20kg of bhang in a Migori-bound matatu on June 26, 2018

    Earlier in April 2019, The Standard reported 18 Ethiopian and six Eritrean illegal immigrants were arrested at a bush in an operation by a team of detectives in Northen Kenya.

    The immigrants were being driven through a bush from Moyale to Nairobi to avoid being detected when police intercepted the car they were travelling in.

    Coincidentally, the Director of Criminal Investigations, George Kinoti said the driver of the vehicle that had the aliens also managed to escape in the confusion in Merti, Isiolo County.

    The publication further reported that hundreds of Ethiopians are annually arrested in Kenya while on transit and later deported. Most of those arrested come to Kenya in transit or are seeking job opportunities.