KNCHR asks govt to rescind decision to repatriate refugees, says move unlawful

What you need to know:

  • The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) said on Tuesday in a statement that the government's proposed measures “are a serious threat to the rights of refugees and asylum seekers and amount to a breach of Kenya’s national, regional and international human rights laws”.
  • The body also took issue with the government's decision to close the Department of Refugee Affairs, the arm that handles refugee matters, declaring it unconstitutional.

A human rights body has opposed the government’s decision to close down the Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps.

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