Two colleges based in 1st Avenue in Eastleigh, Nairobi were on Tuesday raided by a Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) multi-agency team for allegedly acting as hubs for terrorist recruitment.

Is there a story unfolding in your community? Let Hivisasa know

According to DCI, the two colleges have been operating without the right licenses from Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA).

"Atlas college was found registered with TVETA but has been offering courses that it has not been licensed to train such as English & Kiswahili, whereas Alison community college was found not registered with TVETA," read a statement from DCI.

The colleges have been enrolling Somali refugees for languages. Once the students are fluent, they are recruited to be terror informants.

Some of the staff are also unregistered.

"43 individuals without requisite documentation were arrested. Two are managers, one Secretary, two teachers and thirty-eight students," the DCI statement read.

Those who were arrested for not having the right documentation will be arraigned in court on Wednesday.