CATHOLIC BISHOPS URGE THE GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER REFUGEE REPATRIATION DECISION

The Kenyan government could be frustrated that the tripartite agreement is not working hence the need for expeditious repatriation of refugees.
However critics have continued to maintain that sobriety should prevail in the move to close Dadaab refugee camp.

Kenyan bishops have joined the fray of those against the drastic decision by the government. The clergymen have argued that forceful repatriation will be counterproductive and is likely to cause humanitarian crisis.

The clergymen maintain that International laws must be adhered to even as the government is citing threat to its National security as the reason why the refugees must go.

The catholic bishops have offered to broker in a negotiation that will see the repatriation process is done in a humane way.
They have at the same time urged Kenyans to respect refugees’ rights.
This even as the government has stood its ground that the closure of the biggest refugee camp in Garissa will go on as planned.