KENYA: Travellers arrested over “fake Covid-free certificates”

KENYA has come under the spotlight after 21 people were arrested over the use of fake “Covid-free certificates” to travel from Kenya to the United Arab Emirates.

This comes amid a rise in corona virus cases, as Kenya has recorded 80,102 confirmed cases of corona virus and 1,427 deaths since the pandemic began.

Earlier this week, the UAE decided to stop giving visas to citizens of 13 countries, including Kenya, Somalia, Libya, Tunisia and Algeria.

The 21 travellers were attempting to fly to Dubai when they were apprehended at the main airport in Kenyan capital Nairobi on Thursday.

They are accused of using forged medical documents that certified they tested negative for corona virus in advance of travel and are due to appear in court later on Friday, according to local media.


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