The 80 Ethiopians arrested for being in the country illegally have said that they won’t eat Kenyan food at all. The prisoners were on transit when they were nabbed, having been duped by traffickers to pay Ksh. 400,000 for their effective transit to South Africa. The group was in search of a better life in Zulu land.
The main reason that has led to their hunger strike – according to their volunteer spokesperson – is that they’re not certain about the fate of their families back in Ethiopia.
They now want the government to send them back to their country, just like it did to a group of 65 other Ethiopians. Read more about them here.
Citizen Digital reports that Ibrahim Hassan, the officer in charge of Isiolo GK prison has confirmed the development.
He urged the national government to send them back home since they’ve brought an added expenditure to the prison. The group is serving a one-year-term until April next year.
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