Thirteen Burundi nationals were Friday arrested and detained in Kuria West, Migori County for being in the country illegally.
Police said the arrests happened in an ongoing operation.
According to police, the Burundians, aged between three weeks and 31 years, were on Friday evening arrested at Isebania town by police following a tip-off from members of the public.
Kuria West sub-county police commander Cleti Kimaiyo said the aliens had been dropped off at the Isebania bus park by bodaboda riders from Tanzania.
The area is near the main Kenya-Tanzania. Kimaiyo said the aliens were attempting to board vehicles plying the Migori-Kitale route when they were intercepted by police.
The Bodaboda riders who had dropped them escaped on sensing police were after them.
Efforts to get them are ongoing to face charges of human smuggling, police said.
Kimaiyo said the foreigners will remain in custody before being handed over to the Immigration Department for further action.
He told all foreigners, with plans to visit Kenya, to use appropriate channels.
He said people without valid traveling documents will be stopped and sent back to their country.
“Even if one is from the region under East Africa Community they need to follow some procedures. Come through the entry areas and you will be welcomed. It is the procedure,” he said.
Kimaiyo appealed to any members of the public, who might have information regarding any illegal aliens to report to relevant authorities and support the police in the ongoing operation.
There has been a spike in cases of coming in of aliens from neighboring countries in an alarming rate.