40 Jordanian nationals repatriated back to their country
Forty Jordanian nationals who were intercepted in the streets of Mombasa have been repatriated back to their country.
The tourists who include 19 adults and 21 children with the youngest being 4 months old, were taken into custody on Friday last week for contravening the tourist visa regulations. Police say that the foreigners turned into beggars in search of transport funds to Nairobi.
Officials from the immigration department together with detectives from the human trafficking department interrogated the foreigners and are yet to release a comprehensive statement regarding the matter.
Their travel documents were confiscated for processing and verification which culminated in their repatriation.
Philanthropic businessman and the owner of Mombasa Cement Hasu Patel intervened and facilitated their travel expenses back to Jordan.
Patel is also known for his feeding program benefitting thousands of vulnerable families in Mombasa.
The Jordanians will be traveling via road to Nairobi before catching a flight back to Jordan Friday at 4 am.
The immigration officials in Mombasa were present during their departure and processed their release under tight security.
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