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Refugee camps are terrorist havens, claim MPs

15 April 2015, 19:00 Joseph Njunge'h

Nairobi - Four Members of Parliament have claimed that Daadab and Kakuma refugee camps are the breeding grounds for terrorists.

They said the camps should be closed down since the United Nations (UN) can help refugees while at their native countries.

The legislators including, Tetu MP Ndung’u Gethinji, Kabando wa Kabando (Mukurweini), John Nakara (Turkana Central) and Peter Weru (Mathira) said the camps have been habouring criminals to destruct peace in Kenya.

They were speaking in Giakanja village, Tetu, Nyeri County during a funeral service of Charles Kaguru Wanyiri, 25, who was among the 148 people killed by Alshabaab militants in Garissa University recently.

Gethinji said the government will not hesitate in closing down the camps as they are a threat to Kenyans. 

He said he will also support the government in building a wall at Kenya-Somalia border and called on other leaders to support the same.

He stated that Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers should not be removed from Somalia adding that those calling for their withdrawal need to be vetted to establish whether they are Al-Shabaab sympathizers.

Kabando wa Kabando on his part urged all leaders to continue supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta on his call to fight terrorism and stop blaming the government when things go bad.

He said Kenyans cannot afford to see its people continue losing their lives as a result of terrorist attacks.

He called on North Eastern leaders to assist the government by volunteering information.

MPs Peter Weru and John Nakara urged the government to ensure that all those who are collaborating with Al-Shabaab or sympathizers are arrested.

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