Poket News

Kenya enacts new refugee bill

 

  • Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a new refugee bill that allows asylum seekers easier access to education, and opportunities to integrate and earn a living. 
  • It comes just 6 months before a planned shutdown by the authorities of two camps housing more than half a million refugees.
  • The authorities say the camps have been used as breeding grounds for terrorists blamed for some of the worst attacks on Kenyan soil.