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Two employees of the National Registration Bureau (NRB) and 16 foreigners have been nabbed in an operation on illegal acquisition of Kenyan documents by immigrants.

The two officials, identified as Linet Omare Nyaboke and Joyce Kwamboka Mokua were arrested in Eastleigh area and Dadaab respectively.

The foreigners, 13 of Somali origin, were also arrested in Eastleigh after being linked to the scam.

According to police, the two were cashing on selling documents including identity cards to the illegal immigrants.

Nyaboke was an employee at NRB Headquarters, NSSF building in the capital city.

Police recovered government documents, a number of alien cards, money, passport photos and biographic details of aliens who had sought her services.

The foreigners will be charged with being in the country illegally and await deportation while Nyaboke faces charges of document fraud, abuse of office and facilitating terrorism.

The second official arrested in Daadab will also be presented in court.

Police cited two cases in which some of the aliens who had obtained the documents illegally, were involved in terror activities.