Proposal to integrate refugees with other Kenyans tabled

Published: 17/Mar/2015
Source: KTN

The parliamentary caucus on human rights has given proposals to the refugees bill 2015 currently being fine-tuned in parliament. The Kenya parliamentary human rights association (kephra) held a fact finding mission with the refugees, government officials and members of the host community in the dadaab refugee camp and came up with several proposals including integrating refugees with other Kenyans by giving them necessary documents such as identity cards. Members of the task force led by Kibra Mp Kenneth Okoth said the refugees who have lived in Kenya for over two decades should be allowed dual citizenship as many of them have intermarried with the local community.

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Themes: Nationality and Refugees
Regions: East Africa, Kenya
Year: 2015