Amazing:Somalia deports ‘illegal’ Kenyans

A street in Mogadishu, Somalia, from where 22 Kenyans have been deported.

Twenty-two Kenyans found guilty of illegally working in Somalia yesterday will be deported.

The Kenyans, whose names were not released, worked for a software company called Liber Link.

They were fined $10 (Sh1,020) each for every day they worked illegally and their employer was fined $10,000 (Sh1.02 million).

They appeared before justice Hashi Elmi of the Banadir law courts in Central Mogadishu.

“The Banadir court found out after investigating that the Kenyans had no permits,” he said.

Deputy State Attorney Mohamed Hassan said the 22 violated the country’s labour laws.

“The National Prosecutor’s Office accused the company of violating the Foreign Workers Act. The company has also not followed the due procedure in employing foreigners,” he said.

According to Somali labour laws, there are strict rules for foreign nationals to work in the country.

Sources said Somalia wants to deport 300 foreigners, mostly Kenyans, working without “proper documentation”.

Somalia work permits expire in a year and are renewable at a cost of $500 (Sh51,000).

The Labour ministry warned foreigners to comply with the laws.


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