Leaders want refugee camps closed down

The leaders spoke on April 6, 2015 at Boma Hotel in Nairobi and pledged Sh15 million for the affected families. PHOTO | AGGREY MUTAMBO |

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Leaders from the northeastern region say they want the Dadaab refugee camp shut down as part of efforts to tame the Al-Shabaab menace.

The leaders, led by Garissa Township MP and National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale on Monday said the camps were being used to plan attacks against Kenya.

“The camps have been the centres where the training, coordination and the assembly of terror networks is done. We want the refugees to be relocated, across the border.

“They come from Somalia and the people of Kenya need to be protected. They can go across the border. UNHCR can still facilitate.

“They have been with us for the last 20 years. I think time has come when the national security of our people becomes paramount than the international obligations that we have.” said Mr Duale.


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