Kenyans don’t want refugees to be citizens

Published: 21/Jun/2018
Source: The Star (Nairobi)


A study by the International Rescue Committee indicates that Kenyans oppose citizenship for most refugees. They also want Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps closed.

The survey conducted in May revealed that 58 per cent of Kenyans surveyed disapprove of citizenship for them.

More than half of Kenyans, 54 per cent, support closure of the camps. They want refugees sent back to their homes.

However, Kenyans support citizenship for refugees born here or raised in the country from a young age. Sixty-two per cent agree refugees who have had legal residence for 20 years are welcome to stay.

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Themes: Nationality and Refugees
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2018