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Kenya + 3 others
281 refugees transferred to camps

Some 281 refugees have been taken back to their camps from Nairobi in the last three days, the Ministry of Interior and National Coordination has said.

The ministry’s director of communication Mwenda Njoka said this was in line with government policy to have refugees settled only in gazette refugee camps.

The refugees who were netted during the ongoing security operation in Nairobi and screened at Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani were taken to Dadaab and Kakuma camps.

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Kenya + 3 others
100 more refugees relocated to camps

By AGGREY MUTAMBO

More than 100 refugees have been taken to camps as the government insists it will not backtrack in clearing them from urban areas.

Refugee Affairs Commissioner Haron Komen told the Nation that 111 people were taken to Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps on Thursday night.

They were part of those detained in Kasarani Safaricom Stadium for scrutiny of their identification papers.

“This number only accounts for those that the government has transported,” said Mr Komen.

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Alert out as 10,000 face starvation

In Summary

  • The semi-arid area has been ravaged by drought for the past three years.

By DANIEL TSUMA NYASSY

An estimated 10,000 people in parts of Kinango constituency, Kwale, urgently need food assistance.

The semi-arid area has been ravaged by drought for the past three years.

Area residents survive on roots and wild fruits.

Their MP, Mr Gonzi Rai, and Mackinnon Road ward representative Musa Ahmed have urged the government to intervene.

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Families displaced as landslide flattens houses

In Summary

  • Denis Dereva, 18, escaped death narrowly after a one-room timber house he was sleeping in was destroyed.
  • Other houses were left with huge cracks. Tetu sub-county deputy commissioner Harman Shambi has advised the families to seek refuge at a nearby polytechnic until the rains subside.

By Nation Correspondent

More than 15 families from Kiangacha in Tetu have been displaced by landslide that hit the village yesterday morning.

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Kenya + 2 others
48 refugees arrested in Trans Nzoia

By PHILIP BWAYO

Police in Trans Nzoia have arrested 48 refugees of Sudanese and Somali origin who have been illegally staying outside their camps in an ongoing security operation.

The refugees, who were from the Kakuma and IFO refugee camps, were arrested during security checks in public service vehicles and raids on residential areas where some of them had rented houses.