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Government unburdened by reports on forced deportations

22 April 2014, 08:02 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - The government is unburdened by reports on its terror swoops and deportations by human rights agencies.

There have been various complaints from human rights organizations, and even the United Nations refugee agency has said that the government has erred in some aspects of the swoops, detention and deportation of aliens in the country.

So far, the government has arrested close to 10,000 people who it believes are in the country either illegally or irregularly and deported some of them.

There are also others in a detention facility at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, where organizations have queried the lack of order amidst human rights violations.

The government though is not looking back at the process and insists that it is the right move for the security of the country.

" My government will not sleep as terrorists run amok in the country. They will be dealt with the full force of security agencies, president Uhuru Kenyatta said before leaving for Qatar Monday.

And with increased complaints by Kenyan Somalis of false arrest and harassment, the government says that all that is possible is being done to ensure the process is above water.

" It is a process that undeniably causes a lot of anger and disillusion among some people but it is being done within the law, interior cabinet secretary Joseph Ole Lenku said over the weekend.

The swoops will continue, with another 200 people awaiting deportation to various countries as the government wields the axe on terror activities.

" We expect close to 200 to be deported this week, Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo added, stating the need to have un-biased reporting of the on-goings in the country.

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