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August 30, 2023

Four suspected Nyayo House fraudsters arrested.

Police have arrested four employees at Nyayo House, Nairobi over bribery allegations in the passport application saga.

Immigration Department addresses passport processing delays amid corruption allegations

The four were demanding bribes from Kenyans seeking immigration services at the department’s headquarters, Nyayo House.

“On 25th August 2023 officers from the DCI – Immigration conducted the above operation. The objective of the operation was to arrest brokers who take advantage of members of the public and solicit bribes for otherwise free services,” DCI noted in a statement.

The suspects are being held at the Central Police Station, as officers continue with investigations before arraigning them in court.

This was after Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kithure Kindiki during a press briefing acknowledged that there was corruption at the Immigration offices.

Kindiki also declared Nyayo House a crime scene and promised to clean up the mess at the Immigration Department for Kenyans to access services at the office without struggle.

Interior CS was reacting to a public outcry concerning the inefficiency in the processing of passports and other travel documents at the Immigration offices.

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