700 Kenyan refugees repatriated

SEVEN hundred and twenty Kenyans who took refuge in Uganda after the 2007-08 post elections violence are packing their bags to return home today.

The displaced persons have been living in Kiryandogo Refugee Settlement Camp in Masindi District for the last seven years. They will arrive in the country this afternoon.

A statement by UNHCR spokesman Emmanuel Nyabera says the Kenyans will be received at the Malaba border by Kenyan government officials and their counterpart from Uganda.

It says the returnees who will be received at Malaba dispensary compound where 100 family tents are being pitched are the remnants of about 4,000 refugees who crossed into Uganda at the height of the clashes that displaced at least 600,000 Kenyans.

Story by

Nebert Rugadya

May 05 2015