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Ruto gives UNHCR three months to move Dadaab refugee camp from Kenya to Somalia

BY DPPS | April 11, 2015

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Deputy President William Ruto and Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua and Mukurweni MP Kabando wa Kabando.Photo/DPPS

Deputy President William Ruto has given the United Nations High Commission for Refugees three months to relocate the Dadaab refugee camp from Kenya to Somalia.

Speaking in Nyeri on Saturday, Deputy President William Ruto disclosed that the government had held discussions with the UNHCR and asked them to relocate the camp that currently houses more that 600,000 refugees of Somali origin back to Somalia.

“We have asked the UNHCR to relocate the refugees in three months failure to which we shall relocate them ourselves. The way America changed after 9/11 is the way Kenya will change after Garissa,” Ruto said

The DP also announced that the building of the 700 kilometre wall on the Kenya /Somalia border from Mandera to Kiunga has began to keep out the al Shabaab elements from infiltrating the country from Somalia.

Ruto warned terrorists and their collaborators that their time was up adding that the government will apply all measures and security apparatus at its disposal to secure the country.

“We must secure this country at whatever cost. Even if we lose business with Somalia so be it. All those who are collaborating with al Shabaab will have their businesses closed,” he said

The DP asked all Kenyan leaders irrespective of their political affiliation to support THE government’s efforts in securing the country.

Ruto said all Kenyans must stand up to be counted on this matter so that the country can be secured.

“No politics, no games, no half measures should apply as the death of the 147 students must touch all Kenyans,” he added.

Members of Parliament who accompanied Ruto to the event supported the directive on Somali refugees.

The leaders led by governor Nderitu Gachagua and Senator Mutahi Kagwe urged the government to relocate the refugee camp and deal with terrorism

Kagwe urged the government to use maximum force when dealing with the terrorists including shooting them.

“The Intention of terrorists is to kill so there is no need for us to treat them with kids gloves, we should kill them,” Kagwe said.

Weru said the terrorists were killing using the name of Islam so it is upon Muslim leaders to flush out the criminals

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