WITH the ongoing Operation Kimbunga, the country is still faced with a major task of monitoring the influx of aliens who take advantage of Tanzania's porous borders.
Speaking to the 'Sunday News' over the phone, the Tanga Regional Police Commander, (RPC ), Constantine Massawe said that tracking movement along the border between Tanzania and Kenya in Tanga is an uphill task, considering that there are so many spots along the border aliens and Tanzanians alike use.
The RPC was responding to the recent report where seven Tanzanian beggars arrested in Mombasa after the Kenyan government raided where they were residing at Mwembe Tayari area in Mombasa. He said that Tanzanians and Kenyans can easily cross the border.
Kenyan police on Wednesday said that more than 100 disabled persons were ferried and sneaked across the Tanzania- Kenya border and forced to become beggars in the coastal city of Mombasa.
Kenyan police officers busted the cartel and arrested seven Tanzanians suspected to be behind the racket and are expected to be extradited.
The beggars are duped and ferried from Shinyanga, Mwanza and Bukoba by unscrupulous businessmen after being promised employment in Kenya.
The beggars, women, men and children living with disabilities were found in a building within the Mombasa central business district after an ambush following an influx of beggars from Tanzania in the streets of Mombasa.