Kenya: Somali Refugees Are the Target of a Roundup

The Kenyan government posted a notice in newspapers on Tuesday asking all Somali refugees in the country to report to camps along the KenyaSomalia border.

“The government of Kenya has decided to stop reception, registration and close down all registration centers in the urban areas,” the notice said.

Kenyan security forces have blamed ethnic Somalis for a recent spate of fatal grenade attacks and attacks on churches.

The attacks began after Kenya sent troops into Somalia last year in the most extensive military operation in Kenya’s history.

Hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees live in Kenya, many of them concentrated in forlorn camps along the border, but thousands also live in the capital, Nairobi.

Source: New york times


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