Some of the 80 Ethiopians arrested in Kangeta, Meru County on August 18, 2015. Four of five Ethiopians arrested on Wednesday, January 6, 2015 were on Thursday charged with being in the country illegally. PHOTO | DAVID MUCHUI | NATION MEDIA GROUP
The accused were arrested on Wednesday at Manyatta Daba in Marsabit County.
The prosecution, led by Musa Bashir, told the court the suspects were arrested by police officers following a tip-off from members of the public.
They were hiding under a bridge when police seized them. They could neither speak English or Kiswahili nor did they possess any valid identification documents.