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Illegal immigraton: Kenya frees10 S Sudanese

Author : | Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Kenyan Police has released 10 South Sudanese who were detained for staying in Kenya without legal documents.

The South Sudanese nationals were arrested on Friday during a crackdown on illegal migrants in Kenya.

The Kenyan’s security forces have been rounding up people without proper documents following terrorist attacks in Nairobi last week.

South Sudan’s Ambassador to Kenya Majok Guandong, in an exclusive interview with Eye Radio, said that 3 other South Sudanese nationals are still in detention.

“When I spoke with a police chief in Nakuru, he told me those who have no documents must be taken to refugee camps,” said Mr Guandong.

He said that the embassy will soon provide passports and other nationality certificates to South Sudanese in Kenya.

“We want to inform the citizens that, we have already made arrangement with the ministry of interior, we have rented a place; police are coming very soon to give us nationality documents and I hope that is going to be helpful to our people, especially those who are not refugees.”

Ambassador Majok Guandong added that those with refugee status should remain in the refugee camps to avoid being arrested by the Kenyan security.

Majority of the thousands of South Sudanese who have fled the crisis are living in Kakuma Refugee camp.

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