Netizen 24 KEN: Over 70 beggars arrested in Nairobi crackdown

Diposting oleh On 02.10

Over 70 beggars arrested in Nairobi crackdown

Skip to main content

  • Classic 105
  • East FM
  • Kiss 100
  • Radio Jambo
  • Mpasho
Over 70 beggars arrested in Nairobi crackdown
A handcart puller is arrested while transporting a beggar through the Nairobi central business district, May 17, 2018. /JULIUS OTIENO
A handcart puller is arrested while transporting a beggar through the Nairobi central business district, May 17, 2018. /JULIUS OTIENO

At least 78 beggars were arrested in the Nai robi CBD in an early morning crackdown on Thursday.

The operation was carried out by a multi-agency team of city inspectorate officers, police and officers from the National Council of People with Disabilities.

Read: Foreign beggars flock Nairobi after Sonko flushes out street families

The beggars were nabbed at OTC, Moi Avenue, Kenyatta Avenue and Tom Mboya street.

Youth and Gender CEC Janet Ouko more than 80 per cent of those arrested were people living with disabilities.

Ouko added that the 20 handcarts that were being used to transport them were impounded.

The beggars were taken to Waithaka rehabilitation centre where they were grouped after it emerged that most of them were not Kenyans.

"They come from neighbouring countries. We plan to deport them immediately after the process," Ouko said. "We will take adults to remand centres and children to rehab centres."

Related: Who is in charge of the welfare of street children in Nairobi?

Also read: Street children flushed out of Nairobi CBD in impromptu operation

Click here for the latest political news

Video Vault Poll of the day Most Popular 1 State takes over key Nairobi county functions, KDF picks garbage 2 Sonko nominates Miguna as Deputy Governor 3 We won't vet Miguna until state clarifies his citizenship status - Elachi 4 Rudderless DP Ruto is at sea 5 Gang steals money, gold watches from Garang's son Nairobi home 6 Corridors of power 7 Think again, that WhatsApp message may send you to jail! 8 Palace Coup, Fake News, Donkey Cure: Your breakfast briefing 9 Star journalist narrates ordeal in the hands of City Hall's Rhino Squad 10 Sonko left with two bodyguards after 13 withdrawn Must read Latest News Over 70 beggars arrested in Nairobi crackdown Kenya gets WHO's Guinea worm-free certification Five Somalis sentenced for illegal entry, sent back home We won't vet Miguna until state clarifies his citizenship status - Elachi East Africa broadband connections to hit 186 million by 2022 Palace Coup, Fake News, Donkey Cure: Your breakfast briefing Popular in Latest news [VIDEO] Mombasa cops on high alert for terror strikes during Ramadhan Cop kills girlfriend in Ruai, attempts suicide One person dies, hundreds displaced after Entasopia River burst its banks Lobby seeks to amend Constitution to raise county funding © 2018 The Star, Kenya. All Rights ReservedSource: Google News

Next
« Prev Post
Previous
Next Post »