Police in Athi River, Machakos County are detaining 131 Ethiopian nationals for allegedly being in the country illegally.
The foreigners were arrested on Friday night in an operation conducted by a multi-agency team comprising of officers from the National Police Service and Transnational Organized Crime Unit of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
They were found locked inside a rented house at Sabaki estate within Athi River town.
Athi River sub-county police commander Anderson Njagi said none of the arrested suspects—all male—had identification documents or legal entry documents permitting their presence in the country.
A white Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle was recovered from the premises during the operation.
The suspects are being held at Athi River, Kyumbi, and Machakos police stations awaiting arraignment in court on Monday.