Escalating fights in South Sudan, world’s youngest nation could see more refugees displaced from the region flood Kenya once again.
Kenya is therefore expected to brace up for the outburst of its population, considering that some refugees from South Sudan and Somalia are already in the country.
The expected increase is due to South Sudan’s decision to pass NGO bill which is yet to be signed by President regulating skilled Foreign Aid workers.
The surge in fighting in South Sudan has pushed close to 500,000 civilians to leave the war-torn country in search of life-saving aid.
Kenya which shares border with South Sudan and has Kakuma Refugee Camp located in Turkana District could experience an increase in the number of refugees infiltrating from South Sudan.
The country is therefore expected to put measures in place to ensure that incoming civilians are genuine refugees as the country intensifies its border patrols.
South Sudan’s dimmed economic and political picture is a great worry for her neighboring countries and international organizations.
The persistent break down of regional talks to drive a power sharing agreement between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar could bring a major stalemate in the mediation talks.
South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. However, its violence threaten to further spread to Kenya, with reports showing there is disagreement between the Dinka and the Nuer residents of Kakuma refugee camp.