Refugees in Kenya from Somalia have been assured of repatriation to safe parts of their country as Kenya Defence Forces continue to liberate more towns.
Kenya Defence Forces recently liberated the town of Kuday, Somalia from the Al Shabaab militant who had taken control of major businesses in town, institutions and other key facilities used by Somali civilians. This should therefore give hope to refugees in Kenya that there are efforts underway to liberate their country from terrorists.
Kenya, Somalia and the United Nations have formed a commission yet to further discuss on how to safely deport these refugees in Kenya from the World’s largest refugee camp.
According to Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed the refugees’ relocation will be conducted under a legal framework and in the most humane manner. She further added that they shall be deported to safe regions in Somalia.
Kenya’s firm decision to repatriate these refugees, build a security wall and maintain Kenya Defence Forces stay in Somalia for peacekeeping mission comes after the Garissa attack in which Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for killing 148 Kenyans.
Stabilizing Somalia has a positive impact on her neighboring countries, which include Kenya.
Closure of Dadaab refugee camp therefore might help stop the massive infiltration of terrorists in the country who parade as refugees in Kenya. Another major concern is that some refugees have also been lured into acting as Al Shabaab informants.