According to the Star, government spokesman Eric Kiraithe said the foreigners travel to Kenya as tourists but do not register formally with their High Commission in Nairobi.
“They come here after identifying their targets and bypass getting any kind of formal identification so that they can operate without suspicion,” explained Kiraithe as quoted in the Star.He also added that this was a scam where they target rich women and seduce them into marriage only
for them to con and steal from them, or commit a crime and disappear.
“The department of immigration is creating strong laws to be tabled in Parliament before the situation gets out of control,” added Kiraithe.According to officials at Immigration, the immigrants end up working in the country without permits and operate comfortably in mid and high end estates.
Some of the areas they can be found in multitudes includes Eastlands’ Donholm, Komarock and Umoja estates, Thika road’s Thome, Kasarani and Roysambu areas, and lavish areas like Kileleshwa and Runda.
Common methods most men use are phishing whereby they create fake accounts using women’s pictures to befriend you and then later recommend themselves to you. This is mostly rampant on Facebook.
Kenyan women have been said to fall for Nigerian men easily because of the façade these men put on to appear rich. They are known to flaunt their worldly belongings as well as using their accents to appear exotic in charming women.
Other ways Nigerian men lie to Kenyan women is by creating sob stories where they were promised football careers in Europe by an agency in Nigeria only to end up at the agency’s offices in Nairobi, stranded after being abandoned in the process of catching a connecting flight to a European country.