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1,000 Somalis Arrested, Ushered Out of Nairobi

1,000 Somalis Arrested, Ushered Out of Nairobi

From RBC Radio

About 1,000 ethnic Somalis were arrested in two days Kenyan Police operation in Nairobi’s Eastleigh suburb and were taken to Kasarani Stadium outside Nairobi, RBC Radio reports.

Those arrested included men, pregnant women, young children of Somali origin, according to Somali Embassy officials in Nairobi.

The local media reported that the door-to-door operation which started on Saturday morning continued even Sunday morning as the media quoted security officials saying that the operation will not last until Kenya becomes secure enough from explosions.

The operation which came under the order of President Uhuru Kenyatta us likely to take one month, and aimed to clean up illegal Somali immigrants in Nairobi.

Kenyan government officials say those arrested will either be taken back to refugee camps in Kenya or be deported back to their home country with the guidance of the Somali Embassy in Nairobi.

Read more at RBC Radio