A Tanzanian national who was arrested while trying to enter Somalia through an illegal immigration point in Mandera Town has been released on a Sh500,000 bond with a surety of the same amount after denying the charge.
Rashid Rashid Mkumba was charged that on December 28, 2016 at Najma in Mandera Town, he was found unlawfully attempting to exit Kenya into Somalia through an illegal point.
Mkumba said he arrived in Mandera on the same day from Nairobi and was looking for a friend he only identified as Musa.
“I came straight from Mwanza after Musa invited me to come and join him in his taxi business and we were in communication since I left Mwanza only for his phone to be off once I arrived in Mandera,” said Mr Mkumba.
He said he knew Musa as they sold mobile phones together in Mwanza.