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FRED MATIANG'I [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Know any illegal immigrants? You can report them through this number

The Ministry of Interior, through the Immigration Department, has unveiled a hotline number Kenyans can use to report illegal immigrants.

The number, 0745660151, has been rolled out in the wake of Government’s fight against illegal immigrants in Kenya.

The Government last week announced that foreigners will no longer be allowed to apply for work permits while they are in Kenya.

The directive, which was implemented last Friday, is part of the three-month long process to streamline the ministry operations.

“If you have a job, or you have applied for a job to come to Kenya and work in a regional branch of an international company, you apply for a work permit from where you are,” Interior CS Fred Matiang’i said at the Kenya School of Government last Friday.

“Arrest those who say they have applied for work permits and are waiting to get their documents. Ask them to go back to their countries and wait for their work permits. When they get them then they will come back,” Mr Matiang’i added.

An operation targeting 4000 illegal immigrants began in May with the CS Fred Matiang’i saying those found without proper documents would be deported.

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