Trump's administration depots 72 people to Kenya

The 72 have been rounded up in a swoop across various States in the US

Five Kenyans are among 72 people deported from the US over immigration issues, with a huge number being Somali nationals.

Police and immigration officials have said that a private plane carrying the 72 landed at the JKIA after a long journey that started from several US states. The individuals are said to have been picked in a swoop that lasted several hours.

"They were deported over immigration issues including lacking papers. We had been informed of their planned arrival. The Somalis will proceed to Mogadishu while Kenyans will be processed here accordingly," said an informed official who asked not to be named.

The ideal number expected was to be 88, an official said. The deportations had been anticipated given ongoing operations in the USA targeting illegal immigrants.

This forms the second batch of migrants being taken back home since the taking power of US President Donald Trump.

In January, two Kenyans and 90 Somalis were deported from the US over immigration reasons. The group was dumped at the JKIA and was processed by immigration officials.

The number was higher than in past cases confirming fears American authorities were cracking down on illegal immigrants there.

The January deportations came just before President Donald Trump signed the highly touted executive orders that induced a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other nations, among them Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Yemen

US officials have been carrying out operations targeting illegal immigrants blamed for among others crime.


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