SOMALIA: Government calls Kenyan authorities to stop crackdown on Somali refugees in Kenya | RBC Radio
Somalia’s Federal Government today called the Kenyan authorities to stop crackdown on the Somali refugees in Nairobi following wicked targeting operating against Somali ethnics in Kenya in the last two weeks, RBC Radio reports.
A statement released today after the cabinet of the ministers met, the Deputy Prime Minister Ridwan Hersi Mohamed said the government sent official letter to call the Kenyan authorities to halt the crackdown and the targeting against Somali refugees in Kenya.
“Somalia Federal Government is deeply concerned about the Kenyan police crackdown on the Somali ethnics in Nairobi.” Mr Mohamed said.
The cabinet expressed its concern on the fact that Kenyan security forces were targeting the ethnics Somalis in their latest crackdown in this week.
“Somalia asked Kenya to change the nature of its operation in Nairobi, and refrain any hatred action against Somali citizens living in Kenya.” the Deputy Prime Minister reiterated.
Somali officials say that not only the Somali refugees were those deported, but also Somali ethnics born in Kenya were among the people targeted by the police of Kenya.
On Wednesday, Mogadishu received the first 86 Somali refugees deported from Nairobi. The deported people were held in police detention places in Nairobi for a week.