Kenyans in Bahrain warned against engaging in further ‘illegal behavior’

Foreign Affairs Ministry in Nairobi. [Photo Courtesy]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Kenyan Embassy in Bahrain has warned Kenyan citizens of anti-social ills that some are engaging in.

According to a notice by the Kenyan Embassy signed by Raphael Musyoka, it cited that alarm has been raised by authorities in Bahrain on increased arrest of Kenyans engaging in illegal activities such as drunkenness, illegal sale of alcohol and house parties.

“On a regular basis, the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Bahrain furnishes the Embassy with information on Kenyan nationals arrested and incarcerated in Bahrain due to disorderly behaviour and breaking the law,” the notice read according to the Star.

It added: “The Embassy is concerned that of late, the cases of unlawful acts by Kenyans have become increasingly rampant further raising concerns with Bahrain authorities due to the high number of them in detentions, deportation centres and in government shelters”.

The notice added that there are many Kenyans who have been caught without proper documentation as is required by the Bahrain government.

Now, they are part of a growing number of illegal immigrants facing charges in court while cases of ‘illegal’ pregnancies and flouting Bahrain’s labour laws are also on the rise.

“In view of the above, the Embassy wishes to caution Kenyans against involvement in these illegal acts and at the same time encourage observance of the laws and regulations of the host country,” the notice read.

It is, however, not yet clear how many Kenyans have been deported over these crimes and those who have been imprisoned over the same.