From left, David Mburu, John Odhiambo, Pius Wambua, Nicholus Mukhoma and Peter Wainaina at the Mandera Law Courts. They were sentenced to 10 years in prison for illegal travel to Somalia. PHOTO | MANASE OTSIALO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Mandera Senior Resident Magistrate Peter Areri found the miners guilty of having travelled on November 11 last year to Somalia without passing through a designated immigration point.
Mr Areri said all the accused pleaded guilty to the charges after facts were read to them by prosecution led by State Counsel Kennedy Amwayi on November 19, 2015.