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13 May 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Last week, the government met the refugees and offered them Sh10,000 each and a further Sh50,000 per family.

  • They disagreed forcing the government to revise the figure to Sh100,000, which the refugees still rejected but later accepted.

  • Their chairman Edward Kimani protested against government pronouncement that it does not recognize the families as IDPs.

By RAPHAEL WANJALA

By PHYLIS MUSASIA

A major crisis is looming at Malaba refugee holding camp due to overpopulation.

06 May 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • One of the returnees, Ms Ruth Bilongo, said she was grateful to President Uhuru Kenyatta for restoring stability in Kenya.

  • The lucky ones who could still remember their relatives shouted in disbelief while others fiercely hugged each another on arrival.

  • Handing them over to Kenyan officials, Ugandan Relief Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Minister Hilary Onek said the two governments must ensure violence-free countries.

By ALBERT TUMWINE