The Kenyan authorities have arrested five Chinese nationals in the capital, Nairobi, over allegations of running an illegal security company and posing a “threat to national security”.
Items such as military uniforms, teargas canisters, radios, boots, and even metal detectors were recovered from their office in a Nairobi suburb.
The immigration department also said that none of them had work permits.
The five men have been detained while the authorities continue their investigation.
Their arrest comes barely one month after a Chinese national was deported from Kenya after making racist remarks about President Uhuru Kenyatta and other Kenyans.
BREAKING NEWS : Items recovered are, Radio Calls, Military uniforms, laptops metal detectors and many others. They will be detained for sometime as the investigating agencies do further investigations. #AskImmigrationKE @GKihalangwa @InteriorKE pic.twitter.com/otNFYPH9ez
— Immigration Kenya. (@ImmigrationDept) October 5, 2018