Kenya to close refugee camps amid security and economic concerns

“The government of the Republic of Kenya, having taken into consideration its national security interests, has decided that hosting of refugees has to come to an end,” said a statement released by interior ministry official Karanja Kibicho.

Kibicho pointed out that the voluntary repatriation process, which was a result of an agreement signed by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Kenyan government and the Somali government in 2013, had been very slow.

The camps that will be shut down are Daadab and Kakuma. There are more than 328,000 refugees in the Daadab refugee camp in eastern Kenya – mostly the Somali refugees escaping an al-Shabab-led Islamist insurgency in their country. The Kakuma camp hosts 190,000 refugees, mostly from South Sudan.

  • Kenya is not equipped to deal with this.

    I’m sure there is also another form of reluctance at play.

    • They are wise to get the UN out.

    • mauser 98

      “Kenya is not equipped to deal with this.”
      Africa has received a $trillion + in foreign aid
      when will they be ready?

      • jack burns

        They will soon charge into the stone age led by Haiti.

      • Um, never.

        How long have we been sending them aid?

        Surely they should have a water filtration system by now.

  • jack burns

    How bad to you have to flat suck to end up in a Kenyan refugee camp?

  • Gary

    Trump should bring up the fact that Obama’s homeland of Kenya wants to build a Wall to keep out the Somali terrorists.