Just a day after the United Arab Emirates slapped Kenya and 12 other countries with a visa ban due to alleged fake covid clearances, 17 travellers have been arressted at JKIA with faked covid-19 certificates.
The 17 paasenger heading mostly to the middle East countries through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) were nabbed in possession of fake Covid-19 clearance certificates after their documents were subjected to special scanning.
According to Police sources, detectives are in hot pursuit of four more passengers whispered to have been holding fake Covid-19 clearance certificates.
During the arrest at JKIA, fake yellow fever certificates were also confiscated in the operation that was conducted by port health officials from the Ministry of Health.
Here is the video courtesy of the NTV
UAE issues visa ban against 13 countries, including Kenya:
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) November 26, 2020
Their arrest comes a day after the United Arab Emirates slapped Kenya a visa ban due to alleged fake documents presented by their nationals upon arrival in UAE states.
The other countries that its visas were banned include; Pakistan, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya.
Reports from UAE allege that a recent flight from Kenya to Dubai had about 100 Kenyans who were found with fake Covid-19 free certificates and up to half of them later tested positive at the airport.
The ban was announced soon after Debuty President William Ruto had toured the country to celebrate his wife’s birthday.
This evening I interacted with Hustler Salt Bae, a Turkish butcher, who has created a successful hustle out of salt, nyama and a knife. Mahustler wa Kenyatta , burma, dagoreti markets na wengine mko na compe na lessons hapo, mjipange. Kazi ni kazi, wìra ni wìra, mboka ni mboka. pic.twitter.com/vZ6y3EYSkm
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) November 21, 2020
It is however still unclear whether this could have been the reason as to why the United Arab Emirates banned Kenyans.