Kenyan man arrested for overstaying visitors permit in Bahamas
A Kenyan man who overstayed his visitor’s permit by nine years found that it’s truly ‘Better in The Bahamas’.
Edward Kamurasi, who was arrested during an immigration operation on November 8, pleaded guilty to a charge of overstaying when he appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney.
If he doesn’t pay a $2,500 fine, he will serve a year in prison before he is deported.
A team of immigration officers who were performing status checks in the Kemp Road area went to Grace Auto Sales and Parts on Shirley Street after receiving a tip, the court heard.
After giving the officers a false name, they learned that Kamurasi came to the country on July 3, 2008 and was admitted for 16 days.
Although he remained in the country beyond the allotted time, Kamurasi made no efforts to regularize his status.