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Refugees and asylum seekers lament limited access to work permits in Kenya

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By RCK Communication Team Refugees and asylum seekers raised concern over limited opportunities for economic inclusion in Kenya. They raised these concerns at a community forum organized by the Refugee Consortium of Kenya (RCK) held on Tuesday 22nd January, 2019 in Kawangware, Nairobi City County. The aim of the forum was to sensitize the forced…

Development of Refugee Law in Kenya

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By Andrew Maina, Development of refugee law in Kenya has been marked more by security concerns than protection considerations. Refugees have been and still are seen as a transient issue as well as a threat to national security. However, there was a period after independence when refugees were welcomed in Kenya with open arms. The…

The Migration Crisis and African Asylum Seekers

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By Andrew Maina, Europe was inundated by asylum seekers and other migrants in 2015. Seventy-eight percent of these asylum seekers were from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and another 11 percent were of African origin from countries such as Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, Gambia, Senegal, and Nigeria. In the case of the African migrants, measures taken by…