Kenya is preparing to repatriate 50,000 refugees to Somalia this year (2016).
According to Commissioner for refugees Haron Komen speaking on Wednesday 20th January 2016 confirmed a delegation went to Brussels in October last year and secured Sh10.74 billion to facilitate the repatriation.
The Commissioner also revealed that twenty percent of those funds will remain in country to support those who have been offering services and to rehabilitate the environment.
7,025 refugees have already been returned home as of Monday this week. Komen said the Friday’s attack in El Adde on a KDF camp will not slow down the exercise.
According to UN agency for refugees, reports showed Kenya had more than 400,000 Somali refugees in December 2015.
There was an outcry after Al-Shabaab attack on Garissa University College last April 2015, security officials saying terrorist’s shelter in refugee camps and pointing Dadaab camp.
Kenya has determined to repatriate large numbers.
Kenya’s Cabinet Secretaries Amina Mohamed for Foreign Affairs) and Joseph Nkaissery Internal Security CS attended the Brussels conference.