MPs push to close refugee camps

Written By Michael Maunda on Sunday, December 1, 2013 | 8:10 PM

The matter was brought up at the National Assembly yesterday, after a positive way forward was assessed.
The Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps house thousands of refugees on Kenyan soil. The Government however intends to clear the camps and regain control of the area within the next two years, reports The Star.

Administration and National Security committee chairman, Asman Kamama stated “The refugee camps will be closed as soon as the refugees return home. We are alive to the safety and care of the people in the camps and we will only facilitate their return if where they are headed is safe”.

The Somali refugee camps began attracting attention after the malicious Al- Shabaab-run mall attack.
The camps are now believed to be putting Kenya at risk, hence making their existence all the more undesirable.