CPJ: Somalis in Kenya squeezed by security forces, refugee order

Exiled Somali journalists living in Nairobi were struck with disbelief last week when daily newspapers published a statement by the Department of Refugee Affairs ordering all Somali refugees to move to refugee camps.

“The refugees, particularly those living in urban centers, are contributing to insecurity in the country,” the statement read.

The acting commissioner for refugee affairs, Badu Katelo, said aid agencies including the U.N.High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) must stop providing aid to those outside the camps.

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