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Nigerians on Twitter Claim Harassment, Profiling by Cops At JKIA

NIGERIAN ON TWITTER
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. [IMAGE/ COURTESY]

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction with what they believe is ongoing police harassment at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

In a series of tweets, the Nigerians claimed police profiled them upon landing at the Nairobi-based airport.

One tweep, identified as Eshemoha, claimed that once he landed, he was taken straight to a police station and later searched for narcotics after which he was asked for a $50 bribe.

“Landed in Nairobi and first thing na police station straight! Guy literally saw my passport and asked me to step aside. Delayed and searched me for narcotics after I refused to part with 50usd,” Eshemoha tweeted.

Another foreigner, Bamsi Beyrek, said he was treated in a similar manner and had to part with a $20 bribe.

“Na their way. First time too, I negotiated and parted with $20. I was fasting, slept in the office the previous night working and I just wanted to go to my hotel, eat and sleep. So I just cut my losses and gave the werey $20,” they tweeted.

Alex, also a Nigerian, said he was harassed because he was in possession of a Louis Vuitton bag and some brand name wristwatches.

He (Alex) had to part with $100 before he was let go. The incident took place in 2021.

“Was there last year. Same situation. What’s my crime? I had a Louis Vuitton bag and some brand name wristwatches in my bag. They told me straight to my face that’s the reason they are holding. Gave them 100$ usd and was set free.This is a place I have visited a lot.Still love em (sic),” he tweeted.

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Written by Kahawa Tungu

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